Sexually Transmitted Disease Program

Humboldt County Syphilis Cases by year: increase from 4 cases in 2010 to 49 cases in 2017

Syphilis is up 172 percent in the past year, and health officials are encouraging anyone who may be at risk to get tested.

The Public Health Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Program works together with local health care partners, county residents and other organizations to help keep residents healthy and safe from STDs. The STD program is designed to help reduce and manage the spread of infectious diseases by locating and interviewing contacts to diagnose cases of select STDs, and to ensure that appropriate follow-up care and treatment are provided.

Additionally, the Public Health Adult Health Clinic offers screening, diagnosis, and treatment services for STDs, including syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia, as well as HIV testing. Most STDs do not have symptoms. If you think you have been exposed to an STD, call the Public Health Clinic to schedule an appointment. Staff will work to accommodate your schedule and any financial concerns.

Tell a partner
Need to tell your partner that they have been exposed to an STD, but want to stay anonymous? Public Health’s Communicable Disease staff can contact your partner. The inSPOT web site can also help you.

Other Testing Options

Planned Parenthood

Open Door Community Health Centers

HSU Student Health & Wellbeing Services