Sexually Transmitted Diseases (abbreviated STDs) refers to a group of illnesses that can be transmitted from one person to another through the sharing of body fluids, including ejaculate, vaginal fluids, blood, and other fluids. They have a variety of different causes (including bacteria and viruses), they produce a variety of symptoms (or absence of symptoms), and they have very different effects on the body when left untreated.
This program provides tuberculosis (TB) skin testing to clients who are required by their school or occupation to have annual TB skin tests. Chest X-rays are ordered for clients who have a positive TB skin test. Medications for treatment and prevention of TB are provided free of charge through a state funded program.