Sexually transmitted diseases or sexually transmitted infections affect people of all ages, backgrounds and from all areas of life. In the United States alone there are approximately 15 million new cases each year. These infections are spread from person to person primarily through sexual contact. More than 20 sexually transmitted diseases have been identified.
Sexuality is a crucial aspect of human life and functioning. The drive to reproduce our species is central to the survival of the human race. The Southwest Utah Public Health Department has the mission of protecting the community’s health through the promotion of wellness and the prevention of disease. This web site is dedicated to providing education about these diseases. In no way does the information on this site take the place of a visit with your medical care provider.
STD Services and Treatment Schedules
The CDC has just recently published the new treatment guidelines. You can access them at: www.cdc.gov/std/treatment/#tg2006
Or order a hard copy of the information on this same site.
The Southwest Utah Public Health Department does not offer screening tests for STDs. The following are places that may be able to assist.
Planned Parenthood (St. George) at 435-674-9933 offers testing 5 days a week. Please call for an appointment for their confidential service.
The Tri-State HIV/AIDS Task Force offers free HIV testing on the 2nd Saturday of every month at the Doctors Volunteer Clinic, from 10 am-noon.
1036 E. Riverside Dr.
St. George, UT 84790
Call 435-627-2394 for more information.
The Health Department is responsible for follow up on all reportable STDs and contact tracing with referral to treatment for those contacts.
For more information on specific STDs click here...