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Sexually Transmitted Diseases & HIV Information

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), also known as sexually transmitted infections (STIs), are very common. Millions of new infections occur every year in the United States.

STIs are passed from one person to another through sexual activity including vaginal, oral, and anal sex.

STIs do not always cause symptoms or may cause only mild symptoms, so it is possible to have an infection and not know it. That is why it is important to get tested if you are sexually active.

Put Yourself to the Test

Knowing your STI status is a critical step in stopping STI transmission. If you know you are infected, you can take steps to protect yourself and your partners.

Ask your healthcare provider to test you for STIs. Don’t forget to have your partner ask about STI testing, too.

Many STIs can be easily diagnosed and treated. If either you or your partner is infected, both of you need to receive treatment at the same time to avoid getting re-infected.

Confidential STD and HIV testing is provided on Mondays at the Seneca County General Health District through the Sandusky County Public Health Family Planning Clinic. An appointment is required. To make an appointment call: 1-800-524-7171 or (419) 334-6355.​

PrEP HIV Prevention

Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), sold under the name Truvada, is a prescription medication that when taken daily, can reduce the likelihood of contracting HIV from and HIV positive sexual partner or injection drug user.

HIV Prevention Connection

The HIV Prevention Connection can talk with you about ways to reduce your risk of infection. They can also refer those interested in PrEP to local PrEP providers and help with enrollment in an assistance program to help you pay for PrEP. The Prevention Assistance Program (PAPI) is available for those meeting eligibility requirements.

HIV Prevention Connection

For other questions about Sexual Health, HIV & STIs, call the OHIV Hotline at 1-800-332-2437


Office Location
Nursing Division
92 E. Perry Street
Tiffin, OH 44883

Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

(419) 447-3691 ext. 6333

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