About one out of four teens in Columbus, Georgia who are sexually active get an STD. So if you say “yes” to sex, you might also be saying “yes” to chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, herpes, genital warts, “trich”, and HIV.
If you have any reason to believe you have an STD, you should be tested as soon as possible.
If you have questions, please contact the health department in your county.
To reach any County Health Department
The Centers for Disease Control National STD Hotlines
The National Herpes Hotline
ABSTINENCE, OR NOT HAVING SEX, IS THE BEST WAY TO PREVENT STDs!