Infectious Diseases

STD Testing, Treatment & Vaccines

Anybody who has oral, anal, or vaginal sex or genital skin-to-skin contact with another person can get STDs — in fact, almost all sexually active people get one at some point in their life.

STDs don’t usually have any symptoms. So the only way to know for sure if you or a partner has an STD is to get tested. But the good news is, getting tested is usually quick, easy, and painless. And STDs can be cured or treated with medication.

Some STDs are serious, and others are no big deal — but either way, getting treatment if you need it is the best way to help you stay healthy.

Spectrum Community Health Center offers STD testing and treatment, and our caring and non-judgmental staff can provide information and resources to help you prevent STDs.

We offer services in:

  • Chlamydia
  • Genital Warts
  • Gonorrhea
  • HPV Vaccine (Gardasil, Gardasil 9, Cervarix)
  • Hepatitis A Vaccine
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine
  • Herpes
  • Syphilis
  • Trichomoniasis
  • STD Prevention Methods
  • STD Education
  • Safer Sex Education
  • Other STD Services

HIV Services

HIV is a virus that damages your immune system, making it easier for you to get sick. HIV is spread through contact with semen (cum), vaginal fluids, and blood — usually during unprotected sex. HIV can affect anybody. About 1 million people in the U.S. are living with HIV, and more than 41,000 new infections happen every year.

You can’t tell if you have HIV just by the way you feel, because most people who get HIV don’t have any symptoms for years. The only way to know for sure if you have HIV is to get tested.

Luckily, HIV testing is pretty easy and painless. And if you DO have HIV, it’s best to find out right away so you can take medication to help you stay healthy and lower your chances of spreading HIV to others.

There’s no cure for HIV, but there are medications that can help you stay healthy and lower the chances of spreading HIV to others. If you’re at risk for HIV, there are medications you can take to help protect you.

At Spectrum Community Health Center, we have services to help prevent HIV, treat HIV, and support HIV positive individuals and their partners.  

We offer services in:

  • HIV Testing
  • HIV Test Education
  • HIV Referrals
  • HIV Case Management
  • HIV Prevention (PEP and PrEP)
  • Other HIV Services