Sexually Transmitted Disesases (STD)
Stands for Sexually Transmitted Infection
Stands for Sexually Transmitted Disease.
What are Sexually Transmitted Infections?
Sexually transmitted infections (STI's) are diseases that can be passed from
one person to another during all types of intimate sexual contact. Symptoms
of STI's may include pain while urinating, burning, itching, sores, and
bumps and/or blisters in the genital area. However, a person may be infected
with an STI and not have symptoms.
When a woman is
can be more serious for her and her baby.
Women who are pregnant can become infected with the same sexually
transmitted infections (STIs) as women who are not pregnant. Pregnancy does
not provide women or their babies any protection against STIs. The
consequences of an STI can be significantly more serious, even life
threatening, for a woman and her baby if the woman becomes infected with an
STI while pregnant. It is important that women be aware of the harmful
effects of STDs and know how to protect themselves and their children
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
Anyone who is SEXUALLY ACTIVE should be tested once a year.
(This includes vaginal, oral, and/or anal sex.) Many people
DO NOT EXPERIENCE SYMPTOMS OF
AN STI, which is why getting tested is important to prevent permanent
You may still have an STI even though you feel fine.
Some STIs are easily treated and cured so
early detection is key!
Be sure to ask your healthcare provider to test you for STIs —
asking is the only way to know
whether you are receiving the right tests. And don’t forget to tell
your partner to ask a healthcare provider about STI testing as well.
Many STIs can be easily diagnosed and treated.
If either you or your partner is
infected, both of you need to receive treatment at the same time to
avoid getting re-infected.
Health Center - Planned Parenthood
312 S 7th St Delavan, WI 53115
& Counseling Services - University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
710 W Starin Rd Whitewater, WI 53190
Contact an urgent care center or your local physician.
Telling Your Partner
It is your responsibility to stop the spread of STDs after your diagnosis;
tell your partner(s) they might be infected too.
Tell them yourself (over the phone, text message, in person, etc)
Seek help from your medical provider
Send an anonymous email (inspot.org)
Tips to Stay Healthy
Abstain from all sexual encounters
You and your partner should be tested before engaging in sexual activity
Use a condom every time!
Planned Parenthood - 312 S 7th Street,
Delavan WI 53115 (262) 728-1849
Walworth County Public Health - W4051
County Road NN, Elkhorn WI 53121 (262) 741-3140
Get vaccinated for HPV, Hep A & Hep B
your number of sexual partners
What Public Health Does?
Upon notification that a person has an STD, he/she may be contacted by a
public health nurse. Gonnorhea, chlamydia cases are reported to the Health
Department. All communicable disease reports are confidential and not a part
of the open records law. The purpose of the interview is to provide
information on the STD that was reported, and hopefully determine the source
of infection and prevent spread of the disease. Partners may then be
notified of exposure and need for testing and/or treatment. The partner is
never given the name of the person reporting his/her exposure.
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The Wisconsin HIV/STD/Hepatitis C Information & Referral Center
National HIV and
STD Testing Resources - STD Testing
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