STD/HIV/HCV Program

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If you are sexually active or planning to be, getting tested is one of the most important things you can do to protect the health of you and your partner. The ONLY way to know for sure if you or someone else has an STD, HIV, or HCV is to get tested. 

The goal of our program is to prevent, treat, and/or control the spread of HIV, HCV, and STDs to protect the health of the community. 

What Causes STDs, HIV & HCV?

  • Most commonly spread through unprotected vaginal, anal, and oral sex.
  • Skin-to-skin genital contact can also spread STDs.
  • They are not caused by casual contact like hugging, holding hands, or toilet seats.
  • Infections such as HIV & Hepatitis C can spread through non-sexual routes such as drug and medical device sharing. 

Signs & Symptoms

Many people who have an STD experience little or no symptoms. Others may experience:

  • Pain 
  • Swelling 
  • Unusual bumps, sores, or rashes
  • Itching and/or burning
  • Pain or burning when you pee
  • Discharge and/or blood from the genitals

Prevention Strategies

  • The most reliable way to avoid infection is to not have sex (i.e., anal, vaginal or oral).
  • Engaging in safer sex includes using condoms, or dental dams. 
  • Correct and consistent use of condoms every time you have anal, vaginal, or oral sex can decrease your risk of infection.  
  • Reducing your number of sexual partners can decrease your risk of infection.
  • Staying up to date on vaccines is safe and effective way to prevent Hepatitis A/B and HPV.
  • Do not share syringes, drug preparation items, or medical devices with others.
  • Talk openly with your partner(s) about sexual health!

Available Testing 

Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Hepatitis C, Herpes, HIV, and Syphilis

Available Treatment

Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Herpes, Syphilis, BV, Non-Gonococcal Urethritis, Trichomoniasis, Chancroid, and Genital Warts.  

Cost of Services*

Chlamydia$ 0-25
Gonorrhea$ 0-25
Gonorrhea Cultures$ 0-21 EACH
Hepatitis C$ 0-20
Herpes$ 60
HIV (Rapid)$ 0-14
Syphilis (RPR/Rapid)$ 0-15

*Testing fees are based on a set of criteria. Some clients will have no fees. No one will be turned away due to inability to pay.

Reminders!

  • Be sure to talk to a healthcare provider to complete the course of recommended treatment. 
  • Inform sexual partner(s) of any positive test results so they can get tested and properly treated.
  • Do NOT resume sexual activities until a healthcare provider says its OK!!
  • Talk openly with your partner(s) about sexual health!

Clinic Hours 

Thursdays 3-6 PM. No appointment needed. Services are available for those 14 and older (no consent needed). 

For More Information: 603-589-4500