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Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI)

What Are They? How do you get one?

STIs are infections that pass from one person to another through sex. They also can spread through intimate physical contact, though this is not very common.

Are There Symptoms?

STIs don’t always cause symptoms or may only cause mild symptoms. Therefore, it is possible to have an infection and not know it. That is why getting an STI test is important if you are having sex. If you receive a positive STI diagnosis, know that all are treatable with medicine and some are curable entirely.

What are the different STI's?

There are many sexually transmitted infections, including but not limited to, Syphilis, Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, Herpes, HIV, and HPV. STIs are preventable. If you have sex, make sure to protect yourself and your partner every time.

How Can I Prevent Getting an STI?

There are many different ways to protect yourself and others. Here are a few options:

  • Abstinence - the most reliable way to avoid infection is to not have sex.
  • Condoms - Correct and consistent use of condoms is highly effective in reducing STI transmission. Use a condom every time you have sex.
  • Consistent STI testing - testing ensures you detect an STI early and prevent spreading to another person.

STI Testing & Treatment

Evaluation and treatment for syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia, and other infections are available to persons with symptoms of infection, or for persons who have an infected partner.

Who can get this service?

STI treatment services are available to anyone who is seeking help for an STI. Refer to "Payment Methods" section for payment and insurance information.

Where is service provided?

STI services are provided at all Worcester Health Locations: Snow Hill, Pocomoke, and Berlin. Call 410-632-1100 option 4 for more information or to schedule an appointment.