STI Testing and Treatment
Sexually transmitted infections (STI's), also known as sexually transmitted diseases (STD's), pass from person-to-person through any sexual contact, including oral, anal, or vaginal sex. The only way to know if you have an STI is through testing. The Prevention Center offers testing for gonorrhea, syphilis, and chlamydia. If you have a positive or abnormal STI test results, low or no cost treatment options are available.
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Often, STI's show no symptoms at all. If you think you may have come into contact with an STI, you should get tested.
HIV is a virus that passes from person-to-person through unprotected sexual contact or contact with HIV-positive blood or bodily fluids. HIV is the virus that causes AIDS. The only way to know if you have HIV is to get tested. Once you get tested, you'll know your preliminary results within 20 minutes. If you test positive for HIV, you will need ongoing medical care. The Prevention Centers personnel will assist in connecting you to care.
HIV often doesn't have any symptoms, but some people initially experience symptoms that feel like a cold, flu, or even mononucleosis (mono). These symptoms can include a fever, aches, and a sore throat.
Hepatitis C is an infection that passes from person-to-person through contact with hepatitis C-positive blood. The only way to know if you have hepatitis C is to get tested. If you test positive, you'll need ongoing medical care. The Prevention Centers personnel will assist in connecting you to care.For more information about Hepatitis C, click here for English or aqui para Espanol.
Hepatitis C Symptoms:
Hepatitis C often doesn't have any symptoms. You should be tested for hepatitis C if you think that you have come into contact with hepatitis C.
|HPV (Human Papillomavirus)|
HPV is the most common STI. You can get HPV through sexual contact including vaginal, anal, or oral sex with someone who has the virus. There is no test to find out a person's "HPV status" but it can be detected through women's Pap Test or when they get genital warts. The Prevention Centers personnel will assist in connecting you to care.
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Most people with HPV do not know they have the infection. They never develop symptoms or health or health problems from it.
No one is ever denied testing or services based on their ability to pay. For more information, or to get tested, please contact the Wyoming County Health Department at (585)786-8890.