Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD)
- Advocates for Youth
Parents, educators, health care providers, and others will find information and resources to help teens and young adults make healthy sexual decisions.
- Coalition for Positive Sexuality
Provides information to young people about safe sex, contraception, STIs, parental consent laws, and more.
- It's Your (Sex) Life
Get information about relationships, sex and protecting yourself.
- I Wanna Know!
This site provides guidance to help young people protect their sexual health, explains the changes that occur during puberty, and addresses misinformation about sex and STIs.
Guidance on dealing with doctors and sex/sexuality education.
- Sex, Etc.
Sexual health information for teens, by teens.
Sexually Transmitted Infections are steadily increasing in Contra Costa (see our Epidemiology Unit's STD maps and tables page). The numbers are very high in sexually active youth under the age of 25 years. We encourage all persons who are sexually active to practice safer sex. By using a barrier such as an intact condom, the risk of spreading an infection is decreased.
We also recommend that those who are sexually active with multiple partners get a medical exam every 3-6 months. If you are diagnosed with a sexually transmitted infection, tell each partner with whom you have had sex in the previous 60 days to get tested.
The STD program has three evening clinics a week which offer screening, diagnosis and treatment services for STD including syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia, trichomoniasis and herpes.
Please call 1-800-479-9664 to make an appointment and to advise clinic staff of any special problems or for consultation or information.
Some drop-in appointments may be available when the clinic is not full. Appointments are recommended.
|STD Clinic Locations:|
|3052 Willow Pass Road, Clinic D, Concord||Tuesday||5:15 to 8:15 p.m.|
|2311 Loveridge Road, Pittsburg||Wednesday||5:15 to 8:15 p.m.|
|13601 San Pablo Ave. San Pablo, CA 94806||Thursday||5:15 to 8:15 p.m.|
Field investigation in the STD program involves locating and interviewing cases and contacts to diagnosed cases of syphilis, chlamydia and gonorrhea to insure appropriate treatment.
Contact UsContra Costa Health Services STD Program
597 Center Avenue, Suite 200
Martinez, CA 94553
1-800-479-9664 (toll free)