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Epidemiology / Sexually Transmitted Disease (STDs) Testing & Treatment
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, sfer 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 countrywide 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.
- The Florida Department of Health in Nassau County provides the following:
- 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.
What are Sexually Transmitted Diseases?
The term sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) is used to refer to a variety of clinical syndromes caused by pathogens that can be acquired and transmitted through sexual activity. Physicians and other healthcare providers ply a critical role in preventing and treating STDs.
Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Related Conditions
The STDs below are listed in alphabetical order. Click on one of the boxes to find out more information about that particular STD.