2018-07-05 / Community

Sexually Transmitted Disease Awareness

Submitted by the Huron County Health Department

HURON COUNTY - It is Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Awareness Month and the Huron County Health Department is reminding community members that prevention, testing and treatment are critical to reducing infection rates and maintaining good sexual and reproductive health.

Cases of chlamydia and gonorrhea, two of the most common STDs, continue to increase each year in Huron County. Often those who are infected do not have any symptoms and are unaware they are spreading the disease. This is why getting tested is often the only way to know whether someone has come in contact with an STD.

Condoms remain one of the most effective ways to reduce the risk of STD transmission. By making condoms available and accessible to community members, we are working to reduce the burden of sexually transmitted diseases in our county and reduce medical costs associated with disease diagnosis and treatment.

To combat the spread of STD’s, the Huron County Health Department offers free condoms, STD testing, consultation and treatment at no or low cost.

The Huron County Health Department is available for confidential testing Monday thru Friday, by appointment at (989) 269- 9721, Extension: 162.

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