Sexually transmitted diseases (STD) or sexually transmitted infections (STI) can be passed on from one person to another during sexual contact. They are caused by a variety of organism including bacteria, viruses, protozoa, and parasites. Some of the most common STDs/STIs include syphilis, chlamydia, genital warts, human papilloma virus (HPV), and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).
STDs/STIs can lead to psychological and physical discomfort and severe complications such as infertility, premature births, blindness, and even death.
Many STDs/STIs do not have any symptoms. As a result, many infections are transmitted unknowingly to others and often go unreported.
Some of the common symptoms of STDs/STIs in males and females include:
- Sores, bumps, or blisters near genitals or mouth
- Burning or pain when urinating
- Slight sore throat
- Fever, chills, achy feeling
- Rectal itching, pain
- Discharge from the penis, vagina or rectum.
If you have symptoms of an STD/STI or suspect you may have been exposed, please visit the Woods County Health Department or your physician's office.
In order to eliminate and prevent the transmission of sexually transmitted diseases, the Woods County Health Department provides free confidential testing, evaluation, health education, and treatment for the following STDs:
The Woods County Health Department provides confidential testing and referral services at no charge for HIV, through our STD and Family Planning Clinics. Treatment is not provided for HIV.
The WoodsCounty Health Department also performs visual examination, health education, and referral services at no charge for the following STDs:
- Pubic lice (crabs)
- Genital warts
- Genital herpes
Testing is always confidential.
No fee charged for STD/STI services.
"Brown Bags" with condoms are available at any time, just ask at the front desk.
STD/STI services are available on a walk in basis:
Monday through Thursday 8 am to 4 pm; office closed daily for lunch.