Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
Sexually Transmitted Disease (STDs) remain a major public health challenge in the United States. While substantial progress has been made in preventing, diagnosing and treating certain STDs in recent years, DC estimates that approximately 29 million new infections occur each year, almost half of them among young people ages 15 to 24. In addition to the physical and psychological consequences of STDs, these diseases exact a tremendous economic toll.
The 3 Ts to prevent the spread of STDs:
Talk: Talk to your partner and your health care provider about risk factors, safer sex methods and testing
Test: Make an appointment for STD testing
Treat: Treat the disease and avoid additional health problems
About Our Program
The Sexually Transmitted Disease Program provides intervention and prevention services countywide to help reduce the spread of sexually transmitted diseases in our community. We work cooperatively with local providers, community service agencies, and area colleges to reach as may at risk people as possible.
Screening for sexually transmitted diseases
Treatment and counseling for sexually transmitted diseases
Outreach to health fairs, community programs, schools and community agencies to raise awareness yo sexually transmitted diseases and how to prevent the spread.