Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI)
District Health Department No. 4 provides:
- STI education
- Testing for Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and HIV
- Partner treatment
At the Sexually Transmitted Infections Clinic we will Screen:
We offer free condoms to the public.
Sexually Transmitted Infection (STIs) are acquired through unprotected sexual contact, bodily fluids or skin-to-skin contact. More than 30 viruses, bacteria and parasites cause STIs. Some symptoms may go unnoticed, while others can be quite painful. Treatment is available for many STIs, but a few are incurable and may lead to other complications. The only certain way to prevent from getting a STI is to remain abstinent from sexual activity. Using a barrier method such as condoms correctly and consistently, while in a committed and honest relationship, may also provide some protection against STIs.
It is recommended that if you have had unprotected sex, you should be tested for STIs, especially Chlamydia, Gonorrhea and HIV. Most times, a test is completed by a urine sample. If you have questions or would like to schedule an appointment – call us today.
Info for Teens
In Michigan, minors (under the age of 18) have the right to confidential advice, testing and treatment for the following without their parent’s knowledge or permission:
- Drug use and abuse
- Sexually transmitted infections and HIV
- Pregnancy testing and prenatal (pregnancy) care
- Birth Control
Almost half of all new cases of STDs are diagnosed in young people age 15-24.