As part of National Sexually Transmitted Disease Awareness Month, the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD) encourages the public to know the facts about sexually transmitted infections (STIs). All STI services provided by LLCHD, including HIV testing, are confidential. Appointments are not required, and reduced-cost services are available based on need. For more information, visit lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: std) or call 402-441-8065.
Because chlamydia and gonorrhea are the most commonly diagnosed STIs in Lancaster County, expedited testing for these particular infections is available from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at LLCHD, 3140 "N" Street. No swabs or needles are used to obtain samples, and testing is painless. More comprehensive testing, treatment and prevention education is available through the STI Clinic from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesdays and from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursdays. HIV testing and counseling is offered from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Thursdays.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (cdc.gov) provides the following facts:
For more information about the LLCHD, visit health.lincoln.ne.gov.