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Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Florida Department of Health in Alachua County

You should consider being tested for STDs if you have ever done the following... 

  • Had sexual intercourse, oral sex, or other sexual contact without the use of barriers (such as condoms or other protective devices) with someone whose STD status you do not know
  • Had multiple sex partners or a partner who had multiple sex partners
  • Had a partner who is an injection-drug user

Or if you ever had or currently have any of these symptoms... 

  • Unusual discharge (fluid) or pus from the penis or vagina
  • Pimple-like or cauliflower-like bumps or blister-like sores on the genitals, near or on the buttocks or anus, on the groin or inner thighs, or in the throat, mouth or on the lips
  • Burning, itching or pain while urinating and/or frequent urination
  • Pain or unusual discomfort during sex
  • Bleeding during sex or while NOT menstruating
  • A generalized rash, including the palms of the hands and the soles of the feet
  • Dark urine, loose light-colored stools and a yellowing of the whites of the eyes and skin
  • Abdominal pain and/or redness, swelling or soreness of the genitals

Since some sexually transmitted diseases cause NO signs and symptoms in many people, even if you have not experienced any of the above, but you HAVE had sexual contact or are concerned that you are infected, it is always best to be tested.

If you have ever experienced any of these symptoms, please refrain from all sexual contact until you have been tested and treated, if necessary.


Examination, treatment, consultation and educational services are available to persons infected with or suspected to be infectedwith sexually transmitted diseases.  HIV testing is also provided, please see our HIV section for more information.

Please visit our Expedite Your Visit page, download the appropriate forms, fill them out and bring them with you to your visit. Appointments are available Monday through Friday, but hours may vary.

Do you need to make an appointment?  Follow the "Request Your Appointment" link on the Expedite Your Visit page while you fill out your forms, or you can call 352-334-7910.