Sexually Transmitted Disease Clinic (STD)
Sexually-transmitted diseases (STDs), also known as sexually-transmitted infections (STIs), are among the most common illnesses in the United States. STDs pass from one person to another through vaginal, oral, and anal sex. STDs don’t always cause symptoms or may only cause mild symptoms. Therefore, it is possible to have an infection and not know it. STDs are preventable. Read on to learn more about STDs and how you can prevent getting or spreading them to others.
The most common types of STDs include:
Many STDs do not have symptoms, or those symptoms may be mild. That is why health authorities suggest regular screening and testing for certain populations. Recommendations depend on the infection. The CDC has a list of recommendations for who should be screened and tested for various STDs.
All individuals who have been exposed to an STD should be tested, and treated if necessary, immediately.
LCHD STD Testing and Treatment Options
The Lee County Public Health Department offers no-cost testing and treatment for various STDs and referrals for others. See chart below to learn what we offer:
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