It’s important to know your STI status. Testing centers across the state have reopened. So, get your health back on track. Get tested.
Find free and confidential screening and clinical services for Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) through your local health department—and take control of your sexual health.
Know the Facts
50% of all people contract an STI/STD at some point in their life.
1 in 2 sexually active people get an STD before age 25.
North Carolina is #6 for STD/STI rates in the nation.
37% of all women say they've never talked to a partner about STI prevention.
Untreated STDs cause infertility in at least 24,000 women in the U.S. per year.
Talk with your partner(s): Talk about protection and prevention before having sex. If you or your partner tests positive, contact other partners you might have.
Use condoms: Correct and consistent condom usage during anal, vaginal, and oral sex can protect you from getting and giving an STI.
Get vaccinated: Vaccines are safe, effective, and recommended ways to prevent hepatitis B and HPV.
Centers are open!
Get tested: All STIs/STDs are treatable, and many are curable, but testing is the first step.
Most people who
have STIs don't know it.
Get Some Answers
Actually, STI infection rates have increased as people put doctor visits on hold and postponed getting tested. Now testing centers across the state have reopened, so it’s a good time to get your health back on track and get tested.
Many STDs may not show symptoms. The only way to be sure is to get tested. If you have a sexual partner of any kind, it is highly recommended that you and your partner be tested regularly.
Condoms are an excellent preventative measure. However, they do not protect 100% of the time. If you use condoms, we recommend you still get tested regularly.
Like all healthcare facilities, testing centers follow HIPAA regulations and will keep your information private and secure. All testing is free, and we can connect you with a testing center that is distant from your residence to avoid potential social confrontations.
An STI (sexually transmitted infection) is an infection whereas an STD (sexually transmitted disease) is an infection that has developed into a disease. Both are preventable and treatable!
Many STIs and STDs are curable, and all are treatable. Your testing center will help you identify whom you need to tell, make a retesting plan, and get your treatment going.
Many STI/STD treatments and preventative costs are covered or partially covered. Contact your testing center for more information.