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Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) are infections that you can get by having sex with someone who has an STD. You get an STD by having sex only one time with an infected partner. Many of the warning signs of an STD are not visible and you may not know your partner is infected.

The Florida Department of Health in Suwannee County has trained nurses and doctors to examine, diagnose and treat men and women with STD infections. Early diagnosis and treatment is important and decreases the risk for complications.

The 3T's to prevent the spread of STDs:

3T's of STDs, Talk - Test - Treat, to prevent sexually transmitted diseases (3T_logo.jpg)

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.


The most common symptoms of an STD are:

  • Genital Burning
  • Genital Itching
  • Genital Discharge

If you have these symptoms contact your health care provider right away for an evaluation.

STD Services are only available on certain days: Please call 386-362-2708 extension 213 for clinic schedule. No appointment is needed.


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Bureau of STD Prevention and Control
Know The Facts About STDs
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
CDC Fact Sheets (English and Spanish)

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