Sexually Transmitted Diseases

CDC Graphic of the State of STDs in South Carolina

FREE HIV testing on June 27 at select Walgreens locations and FREE HIV, HCV and STI testing on June 28th at most local health department clinics. Please call 1-855-4-SCDHEC to schedule an appointment.
Click here for a list of HIV, STD, Hepatitis C, and PrEP providers.

Protect Yourself Stay Safe 

  • Have sex with only one uninfected partner who has sex only with you. 
  • Use a condom with a water based lubricant during sex. 
  • Talk to your partner about past sex partners and needle drug use. 
  • Look closely at your partner for signs of a Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD). 
  • Not having sex is the best way to protect yourself from STDs. 
     

Don't Roll the Dice. Prepare Before You're There!

Graphic showing risks of leaving STDs untreated

Take Action

  • Seek medical care if you have any symptoms of an STD. 
  • Get regular medical checkups to test for STDs. 
  • Get vaccinated for certain types of STDs.

If  You Have an STD

  • Wait to have sex until you finish your treatment. Ask your doctor how long you must wait before you can have sex. 
  • Tell your sex partner(s) about your STD. 
  • Be sure your partner is treated, too

Contact Us

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HIV, STD and Hepatitis C Testing Locator & PrEP Providers

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