Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) or Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) are infections spread through sexual contact. The most common STDs or STIs are Chlamydia, gonorrhea, genital herpes and genital warts. The language of Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) or Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI):
- STD and STI are used interchangeably and both refer to infections that are spread or contracted through sexual contact. STI is the new term as infection is more accurate than disease.
- CT = Chlamydia
- GC = Gonorrhea
- HIV = Human immunodeficiency virus
- AIDS = Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome is caused by HIV.
Testing for Chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, HIV, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C are available by appointment. STDs or STIs, like genital herpes and genital warts, can only be diagnosed or tested for if bumps or sores are present. Call your local office to make an appointment for testing and counseling. For more information call:
|National STD Hotline||1-919-361-8488
|National AIDS Hotline (English)||1-800-CDC-INFO|
|National AIDS Hotline (Spanish)||1-800-232-4636|