Teens who fear they may have been exposed to a STD or teens that wish to be checked for a sexually transmitted disease can call the health department for an appointment. Details on how to make an appointment are listed at the bottom of this page. All services are free and confidential. HIV/AIDS testing is also available free of charge.
Symptoms of an STD include:
- an unusual discharge or odor from the vagina or penis
- sores, bumps or blisters near the sex organs, rectum or mouth.
- burning or itching around the vagina.
- bleeding from the vagina that is not your period.
- pain deep inside the vagina when you have sex.
- burning and pain when you urinate (pee) or have a bowel movement.
- a swelling or redness in your throat.
- itching around the sex organs.
- the need to urinate (pee) often.
- flu-like feelings, with fever, chills and aches.
- swelling in your groin – the area around your sex organs.
If you have any of these symptoms, stop having sex. To make an appointment through the Health Department STD Clinic please call 731-1000 between the hours of 11:00 and 12:00 or 4:00 and 5:00 and ask for the STD nurse. All services through the STD clinic at the Health Department are provided at no charge. You may also choose to call your local physician to be seen. Don’t put it off – get checked now!
Sexually active teens should know to use a latex condom each and every time they have sex in order to reduce their risk of getting an STD. This includes oral, vaginal and anal sex.