OKEECHOBEE — In observance of April being STD Awareness Month, the Florida Department of Health will provide Free HIV Testing and STD Screening on Tuesday, April 19 from 9 a.m. to noon. Testing will be done in the lobby of the Health Department located at 1728 N.W. Ninth Ave in Okeechobee. A free $10 food voucher will be given to anyone who gets tested and there will be door prizes.
About 60 percent of the sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) diagnosed in Florida are among young people ages 15-24. If you became infected, how would you face it?”
The 3Ts to prevent the spread of STDs:
• Talk: Talk to your partner and your health care provider about risk factors, safer sex methods and testing.
• Test: Make an appointment for STD testing.
• Treat: Treat the disease and avoid additional health problems.
For questions, requests and comments, contact the STD section at 850-245-4303 or email STD.firstname.lastname@example.org