Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are infections that can be transmitted through sexual contact with an infected individual. As the Public Health Department, it is our goal to protect the health of the community through prevention, early diagnosis and appropriate management and control of STIs. This is achieved through surveillance, disease investigation, patient education, community awareness, and acting as a resource to local physicians, nurses and medical personnel.
STIs can be transmitted during vaginal or other types of sexual intercourse including oral and anal sex. Since STIs often do not have any symptoms, the only way to know if someone has an STI is to get tested.
Visit the Get Tested page for more information.
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