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Sexually transmitted infections (STI) are infections that can be passed on from one person to another during sexual contact. They are caused by a variety of organism including bacteria, viruses, protozoans, and parasites. Some of the most common STIs include syphilis, chlamydia, genital warts (HPV), and human imunodeficiency virus (HIV). STIs can lead to psychological and physical discomfort and severe complications such as infertility, premature births, blindness, and even death. Many sexually transmitted infections do not have any symptoms. As a result, many infections are transmitted unknowingly to others and are unreported.

Some of the common symptoms of 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 or discharge
  • Discharge from the penis, vagina or rectum.

STI/HIV Services

In order to eliminate and prevent the transmission of sexually transmitted infections, the Sequoyah County Health Department provides free confidential testing, evaluation, health education, and treatment for the following STIs:

  • Gonorrhea
  • Chlamydia
  • Syphilis

The Sequoyah County Health Department provides confidential testing with PEP/PrEP and referral services to our SHHR team at no charge for HIV, through our STI and Family Planning Clinics. Treatment is not provided for HIV. The Sequoyah County Health Department also performs visual examination, health education, and referral services at no charge for the following STIs:

  • Pubic lice (crabs)
  • Genital warts
  • Genital herpes

Testing is always confidential. No fee is charged for STI services.

If you have symptoms of an STI or suspect you may have been exposed, please visit the Sequoyah County Health Department or your physician's office. For further information call us at (918) 775-6201 or Toll Free (866) 775-6201 or click on the link below.

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