STD Control Program

Working to control the spread of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in Philadelphia, including gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis, and HIV.

About

The Department of Public Health's STD Control Program works to control the spread of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in Philadelphia, including gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis and HIV. The program:

  • Provides walk in testing and treatment for STDs at Health Center 1 and Health Center 5.
  • Controls the spread of STDs by offering confidential services, including referral, testing, and treatment to the sex partners of people with an STD.
  • Provides education, urine-based screening, and treatment for gonorrhea and chlamydia in all Philadelphia public high schools.
  • Provides advice and consultation to doctors, nurses, and other community partners about the diagnosis and treatment of STDs.
  • Provides free male and female condoms.

Connect

Address
500 S. Broad St.
Philadelphia, PA 19146
Email caitlin.hoffman@phila.gov
Fax: (215) 545-8362

Did you know?

STDs are caused by bacteria or viruses that are transmitted from person to person through oral, anal, or vaginal sex. Because of the high risk of reinfection, STDs are not considered to be fully treated until all exposed sex partners are treated.

If you are sexually active, using condoms is the best way to protect yourself from STDs and pregnancy.


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