Sexually transmitted diseases [STD] (also known as sexually transmitted infections [STI]) are a serious issue that if left untreated, may lead to serious outcomes such as infertility, pelvic inflammatory disease, ectopic pregnancy, cancer, increased pain and inflammation, loss of vision or hearing, or death. The most commonly contracted STDs in the United States are Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Human Papillomavirus [HPV], and Trichomoniasis. A majority of STDs are spread through direct sexual contact, and occur among individuals 15 to 24 years of age. For additional information about the connection between age and STD infection see the CDC's, Sexually Transmitted Infections Among Young Americans.
Linn County STD Services
STD and HIV testing is available by appointment. If you wish to set-up an appointment, please call the clinic at 319.892.6093. Normal clinic hours are from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM on Monday through Friday. While at your appointment, ask about FREE CONDOMS!