Common STDs in Georgia:
- Bacterial Vaginosis
- Genital Herpes
- Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
Oftentimes, there are no signs that a person has an STD. Some symptoms may include unusual pain, discharge, sores, itching, burning or bleeding. If you think you may have been exposed, contact your doctor right away.
Get Tested. Get Treated.
It is difficult to imagine facing any infectious disease, but the only way to make sure you’re healthy is to get tested regularly. Most STDs are curable, and others have treatments to help you get back to your day-to-day life as soon as possible. The sooner you get tested, the sooner you can receive treatment and protect yourself and your partner.
How to Protect Yourself
Not having sex is the only way to truly protect yourself from STDs. However, you can greatly reduce your risk by having sex with only one uninfected partner who only has sex with you. If you do have sex, use a latex condom (or polyurethane if you are allergic to latex) every time. Finally, Clayton County Health District offers vaccines to prevent Hepatitis B and HPV.
Clayton County is committed to reducing the spread of sexually transmitted infections in our communities through education, surveillance, referrals and more. Our clinical services include:
- Confidential testing for sexually transmitted infections
- Condoms (provided free)
Clayton County’s STD/STI screening and prevention program is open to all individuals who are mindful of their sexual health. We offer standard services on a sliding scale fee, based on need. Additional fees may apply.