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Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD)

Who We Are

The Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) program focuses on intervening in the spread of STDs in our community and reducing the complications of these diseases. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are key priorities that guide our STD prevention work.

What We Do

  • Surveillance - monitor trends in morbidity, particularly for communities disproportionately affected
  • Perform investigative activities to locate and refer for examination and/or treatment to people who are suspected of having STDs
  • Educate the community on prevention methods and ways to decrease STDs
  • Provider detailing - serves as a resource for providers

What We Offer

All of our services are confidential and client-centered, including:

  • Bicillin Access - Syphilis Treatment (by provider referrals only)
  • Technical Assistance to providers in the community, including in-services and detailing, by request
  • Education and Outreach Presentations by request
  • Partner notifications, including anonymous disclosure assistance

Left Untreated, STDS can cause: 1. Increased risk of giving or getting HIV, 2.Long-term pelvic/abdominal pain, 3.Inability to get pregnant or pregnancy complications.

Increasing Concerns in Stanislaus County

Untreated syphilis can be transmitted from mother to child in utero, leading to congenital syphilis, which can cause severe illness, including death. Since 2012, there has been a dramatic increase in congenital syphilis in California, especially in San Joaquin Valley region. Stanislaus County has also been greatly impacted by increasing syphilis and congenital syphilis in the community.

DGI is caused by a complication of untreated gonorrhea, which happens when gonorrhea invades other areas of the body.

More information on DGI can be found at

For Pregnant Females:
 Syphilis in Pregnancy - Get Tested [English]
 Protect Your Baby from Syphilis [English | Spanish]
 STDs during Pregnancy [English | Spanish]

How to Get Tested:

TellYourPartner: Let your partner know they should get tested

Learn More at California Department of Public Health STD Control Branch

Clinician Checklist


Helpful Links

For clinical questions, enter your consult online at the STD Clinical Consultation Network

Contact Information

Contact Us:
Phone: (209) 558-7356
Fax: (209) 558-4905
Email: gro.ashcs@ofnidts

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