Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI)

Additional testing and treatment resources

Most healthcare providers offer testing and care. If you do not have a provider or insurance that covers testing and treatment, please see the list below for more resources:

Additional resources are listed here.

Court-ordered HIV testing

Your healthcare provider can provide you with an HIV test. You may also use the additional testing and treatment resources listed on this page to obtain an HIV test.

If none of those options work for you, please call 564.397.8254.

What are STI's?

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), also known as sexually transmitted infections (STIs), are very common. Millions of new infections occur every year in the United States.

STD Grapic

STIs are passed from one person to another through sexual activity including vaginal, oral, and anal sex. They can also be

passed from one person to another through intimate physical contact, though this is not very common.

STIs don’t always cause symptoms or may only cause mild symptoms, so it is possible to have an infection and not know it. That is why it is important to get tested if you are having sex. If you are diagnosed with an STI, know that all can be treated with medicine and some can be cured entirely.

STIs are preventable. If you have sex, know how to protect yourself and your sexual partners from STIs.

Visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to learn more about STIs, HIV, and Hepatitis.

HIV treatment and prevention

People with HIV should take medicine to treat HIV as soon as possible. If taken as prescribed, HIV medicine reduces the amount of HIV in the body (viral load) to a very low level, which keeps the immune system working and prevents illness. HIV medicine can even make the viral load so low that a test can’t detect it. This is called an undetectable viral load.

Getting and keeping an undetectable viral load is the best thing people with HIV can do to stay healthy. Another benefit of reducing the amount of virus in the body is that it helps prevent transmission to others. This is sometimes referred to as treatment as prevention.