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The STD/HIV clinic is temporarily closed until June 17.

We are unable to offer evening clinic hours or routine screening services at this time. For routine screening, please see your primary care provider.

Staff are working remotely to help you. Call (253) 798-3805 for more information.

Protect yourself and your partners from sexually transmitted diseases and HIV.

Learn what you and your partner can do to stay safe and avoid disease.

What is a sexually transmitted disease (STD)?

  • An infection or virus transmitted during any type of sexual contact.
  • Passed from person-to-person by blood, semen, vaginal fluids and oral sex.
  • Also called sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

Why should I get tested?

  • If your sex partner tells you they have an STD, do not wait. Get tested and treated!
  • STDs cause symptoms in some people but not in everyone.
  • You don't know unless you test.
  • Testing ensures good sexual health.

How do I get tested?

  • Talk to your doctor about routine testing and treatment options.
  • If you don't have a doctor, call us at (253) 798-3805.

How can I prevent STDs and HIV?

  • Use protection, like condoms or dental dams, for all types of sex, every time.
  • Ask your partner about their sexual history and testing.
  • Take pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to prevent HIV infection.

Most common STDs in Pierce County



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