Sexually Transmitted Infections

Do not make any assumptions or self-diagnose sexually transmitted infections. Make an appointment with your Primary Care Provider (PCP) or with the Women’s Clinic to discuss your options on treatment or prevention of STIs.

Make an appointment by calling 706-542-1162 or online.

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) are infections that are transmitted through sexual contact with an infected person. Anyone can become infected - people with STIs are not “dirty” or “bad”. Some individuals are infected after only one sexual experience.

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There is an important distinction between viral and bacterial STIs. Bacterial STIs (chlamydia, syphilis, gonorrhea) can be treated with antibiotics if diagnosed early enough. The symptoms of viral infections (herpes, genital warts, HIV, hepatitis B) can be treated, but there is no known cure for viral STIs.

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