Specially trained staff provides consultation, follow-up and treatment. Appointments can be made by calling 309-852-5272 in Kewanee or 309-792-4011 in Colona. Educational presentation on STD awareness and prevention can be arranged.
Some STDs infect only your sexual and reproductive organs. Others (HIV, hepatitis B, syphilis) cause general body infections.
Sometimes you can have an STD with no signs or symptoms. Or the symptoms may go away. Either way, you still have the STD until you get treated.
STD is spread during vaginal, anal or oral sex and sometimes by genital touching. Some STDs (HIV and hepatitis B) are also spread by contact with infected blood.
STD germs need to live in warm, moist areas. That's why they infect the mouth, rectum and sex organs (vagina, vulva, penis and testes).
Don't just hope the STD will go away. It won't
You may feel embarrassed about having an STD. But you must get treatment for the STD.
Many STDs can be cured. Others cannot be cured. But all STDs can and must be treated.
Many STDs can be treated with antibiotics. Do exactly what your provider tells you. Be sure to use all of your medicine.
You also must tell your sexual partner(s). If they aren't treated, they can spread the STD. They might even give it to you again!
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