STD Prevention Month
Treat Me Right: Healthcare Providers and Patients Can Beat STDs
Did You Know
Cases of gonorrhea, chlamydia, and syphilis are at an all-time high. Left untreated, STDs can cause:
- Increased risk of giving or getting HIV
- Long-term pelvic and/or abdominal pain
- Inability to get pregnant or pregnancy complications
Testing is the only way to know if you have an STD.
With the STD Awareness Month theme of Treat Me Right, we’re encouraging you to ask your healthcare provider what you can do – and how you can work together – to ensure you stay healthy.
- Look for A Doctor Who:
- Treats you with respect
- Listens to your opinions and concerns
- Encourages you to ask questions
- Explains things in ways you understand
- Recommends preventive services, like screening tests and shots
- Treats many health problems including STDs
- Refers you to a specialist when you need more help with a specific health issue
- Some providers may not discuss sex or STD testing with you. Bring it up if they don’t.
- There’s more to an office visit than just lab tests and prescriptions. Arm yourself with the facts and know what you should expect.
Dallas County Health and Human Services offers testing for sexually transmitted diseases at the department’s central office location and in the mobile medical unit.
The clinic is located on the first floor of the DCHHS building, 2377 N. Stemmons Freeway in Dallas, in Room 100.
Services offered can include testing, some same-day results, an exam and treatment. The fee is $20.
The STD clinic offers confidential testing for Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, Syphilis, HIV, Herpetic lesions (we do not offer blood testing for herpes), Trichomonas, Chancroid with symptoms and Yeast Infections.
Diagnosis is based on client symptoms, medical history, STD exposure and lab results.