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STD stands for sexually transmitted disease. STDs are passed through sexual activity with someone who is infected. Sexual activity can include vaginal, oral, and anal sex. There are a few STDs that can also be passed by skin-to-skin (genital-to-genital) contact.
STDs are among the most common contagious diseases. More than 65 million Americans have an incurable STD. Each year, 20 million new cases are reported; half of these infections are among people ages 15 to 24 and they can have long-term consequences. The only way to find out if you have an STD is to get tested.
The Sullivan County Health Department can perform the following sexually transmitted disease (STD) tests (testing ONLY, no physical exams) during regular clinic days by appointment. Please call 660-265-4141.
Samples are sent to the Missouri State Public Health Lab for testing. Results from testing usually take approximately 3-4 business days.
We have free condoms available at each of our entrances. If you have specific condom needs please contact SCHD and we would be happy to accommodate if possible.
Click here to learn more about STD’s
Click here to learn how to anonymously tell your partner(s) to get tested
Click here to order free condoms!