Mission: To protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county and community efforts


 

 

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

Are you in the dark about STDs?

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.

Our Services

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.

Chlamydia. Most people who have chlamydia don't know it since the disease often has no symptoms - Link opens in a new window Gonorrhea. Anyone who is sexually active can get gonorrhea - Link opens in a new winow Hepatitis. Viral hepatitis is the leading cause of liver cancer and the most common reason for liver transplantation - Link opens in a new window
Herpes. Genital herpes is a common STD and most people with genital herpes infection do not know they have it - Link opens in a new window HIV/AIDS and STDs. Having an STD can make you more likely to get HIV - Link opens in a new window Human Papillomavirus (HPV) infection is the most common sexually transmitted virus in the United States - Link opens in a new window
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease - Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) can lead to serious consequences including infertility - Link opens in a new winow Syphilis - The sexual behaviors that spread syphilis also spread other STDs like HIV - Link opens in a new window Trichomoniasis is a comon sexually transmitted disease (STD) that is easy to cure - Link opens in a new window

 

Other Resorces

In spot. Tell them if you've been exposed to an STD send an anonyous ecard. learn about cures and treatments. Find a clinic near you - Link opens in a new window