STI / HIV Care & Treatment

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs), also known as sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) can be treated with antibiotics, which you can receive from your local health department. If you’re diagnosed with an STI that currently has no cure, we will provide counseling and referrals for ongoing treatment, to keep you and your loved ones safe and healthy.

Get Yourself Tested

Click on the image to learn more about the 2024 STI Awareness Campaign.

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2024 STI Awareness Week Events

04/17 – District 2 Public Health 1st Annual STI Awareness Walk

Join us for a walk around the campus on April 17th @ 12:00PM. Details to come soon.

04/18 – STI Prevention Health Expo

Join us for a health expo presented by the District 2 Prevention Program on April 18th from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM at the Butler Park Pavilion. Additional details coming soon.

STI / HIV Testing

We provide STI testing and treatment for a variety of sexually transmitted infections. Some testing can be as simple as a visual inspection by a licensed healthcare provider, while others may require a urine or blood sample.

Comprehensive STI Testing

Comprehensive STI & HIV testing is available by visiting your local health department. A thorough exam will be conducted which may include testing for the following infections.

Express STI Services

We provide an Express STI Services that includes the following STI testing, for those without an STI contact or any STI symptom(s) and does not require a clinical examination:

  • Gonorrhea
  • Chlamydia
  • HIV
  • Syphilis

This service is a quick, lab-testing visit that may require a blood and/or urine sample.

Please contact your local health department and ask about qualifying for Express STI Services today!

HIV Testing

HIV is a virus that slowly weakens your cells from fighting off infections. Since HIV usually has no immediate concerning symptoms, most people never realize they’ve been infected. In fact, one in eight people with HIV don’t know they have it.

Stay healthy by checking your HIV status. HIV tests are quick and easy, usually requiring nothing more than a quick prick of the finger for a small blood sample. Test results are often provided before you leave the facility, and we can connect you with any necessary care that same day.

For additional HIV care and resources, click here.

Get Tested Today:

Contact your nearest health department today for an appointment for an Express STI, STI, or PrEP visit.

HIV Care and Prevention Resources

Linkage to HIV Care: Providers and Individuals

  • Provides referrals for treatment facilities and community resources available in your area.
  • Provides HIV education and counseling to health professionals and individuals.
  • Provides information on partner services to prevent the spread of HIV.
  • Please call Dani Rigal, MPH at 678-780-1641

PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis)

What is PrEP?

PrEP, or pre-exposure prophylaxis, is a prescription medicine that you take before you come in contact with HIV that can prevent HIV infection.

While PrEP is highly effective in preventing HIV, it does not protect against other sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Condoms protect against most other STIs, as well as HIV and pregnancy.

PrEP is offered at all District 2 health department locations.

Contact our PrEP Navigator to get started.
Jennifer Washburn

How effective is PrEP?

  • PrEP is highly effective for preventing HIV.
  • PrEP reduces the risk of getting HIV from sex by about 99% when taken as prescribed.
  • PrEP is much less effective when it is not taken as prescribed.
Are there different types of PrEP?

There are two oral medications approved for use as PrEP: Truvada® and Descovy®.

  • Truvada®external icon is for all people at risk through sex or injection drug use
  • Descovy®external icon is for people at risk through sex, except for people assigned female at birth who are at risk of getting HIV from vaginal sex.
Is PrEP safe?
  • PrEP is safe.
  • When taking PrEP some people experience side effects like diarrhea, nausea, headache, fatigue, and stomach pain. These side effects usually go away after a short time.
  • Tell your health care provider about any side effects that are severe or do not go away.
How can I Get PrEP?

Contact our PrEP Navigator Jennifer Washburn by calling 943-473-1057 for an appointment or to see if you qualify.

Resources are available to get PrEP medications at little to no cost, with or without insurance.