April is Sexually Transmitted Disease Awareness month. On Wednesdays during the month, the Florida Department of Health in Orange County's Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Clinic in downtown Orlando will conduct free STD testing during clinic hours. The address is ..
The free testing is only for the month of April and only on Wednesdays. This effort is to encourage more clients to get tested and bring awareness of the subject.
For further information on testing or the program, you can contact the STD program at 407-858-1445.
The STD Program works to control transmission through four major avenues:
· - Education of at-risk persons on the modes of disease transmission and the means for reducing the risk of transmission by changing sexual behaviors
· - Detection of infection in persons without symptoms, and those who are who are unlikely to seek diagnostic and treatment services.
· - Diagnosis and treatment of persons who are infected.
· - Evaluation, treatment and counseling of sex partners of persons with a Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD).