Rates of Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are on the rise in Georgia and across the country. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 20 million new STDs occur each year in the United States. And did you know that young people age 15-24 are at higher risk of getting STDs? In fact, they make up half of all new STDs each year.
Many STDs don’t have symptoms. The only way to know if you have an STD to get tested. The good news is that STDs can be prevented.
All health departments in Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long, and McIntosh counties provide STD testing and counseling. While we are in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, all health departments services are by appointment only.
Get more information on specific STDs here.