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SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED INFECTIONS (STI)

STIs affect people of all ages, backgrounds, and from all walks of life, with the highest infection rate occurring in those 15 to 24. If not identified and managed properly, STIs can cause serious complications.

WHAT & HOW?

STIs—also known as STDs, or sexually transmitted diseases—are infections that are spread primarily through person-to-person sexual contact that involves the genitals, mouth, or anus. STIs often have no symptoms, so many people who are infected, but unaware, give the disease to someone else. STIs can also be passed from mother to child during pregnancy and childbirth.

Chances of getting an STI increase if you have more than one sex partner, or if you do not use condoms.

OUR SERVICES

All services are confidential.

  • We do not provide testing for chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis or herpes.

CONTACT US

Call 360-728-2235 to schedule an appointment for HIV testing or counseling.

To learn more about our services or to talk to someone about partner treatment, call a disease intervention specialist at 360-728-2318.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Peninsula Community Health

(360) 377-3776
http://www.pchsweb.org/

Planned Parenthood

(360) 373-6827
http://www.ppgnhi.org/


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