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Sexual Health Clinic

To help safeguard the sexual health of both men and women, the Union County Health Department offers a Sexual Health Clinic with four convenient locations. The clinic provides STD testing, birth control, recommended annual exams and other services to anyone age 13 and older regardless of residency, income or insurance status. Our services are confidential and our staff are knowledgeable and understanding of the needs of the LGBT community. 

Please click here for complete information on the Sexual Health Clinic. 

 

CDC’s STI screening recommendations

  • All adults and adolescents should be tested at least once for HIV. 
  • Annual chlamydia screening for all sexually active women age 25 and under, as well as women age 26 and older with risk factors such as new or multiple sex partners.

  • Yearly gonorrhea screening for at-risk sexually active women (e.g., those with new or multiple sex partners, and women who live in communities with a high burden of disease).

  • Syphilis, HIV, chlamydia, and hepatitis B screening for all pregnant women, and gonorrhea screening for at-risk pregnant women at the first prenatal visit, to protect the health of mothers and their infants.

  • Screening at least once a year for syphilis, chlamydia, gonorrhea, and HIV for all sexually active gay men, bisexual men, and other men who have sex with men (MSM). MSM who have multiple or anonymous partners should be screened more frequently for STIs (e.g., at 3 to 6 month intervals). In addition, MSM who have sex in conjunction with illicit drug use (particularly methamphetamine use) or whose sex partners participate in these activities should be screened more frequently.

  All sexually active people should talk to their healthcare provider about STD testing. Women should not assume that every gynecologic exam or Pap test includes STI testing. Regardless of age or gender, if you are concerned about an STD, talk to your doctor and request STD testing.