Reproductive Health

Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) or Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI)?

Per the CDC, a sexually transmitted infection (STI) is a virus, bacteria, fungus, or parasite people can get through sexual contact. Many STIs have no symptoms, so people can have an infection but not know it.

A sexually transmitted disease (STD) develops because of an STI and the term implies that the infection has led to some symptom of disease. The primary goal of public health and healthcare is to prevent and treat infections before they develop into disease. 

Learn more about STI's/STD's, HIV, and MPOX information and testing here.

Birth Control

There are many safe and effective methods of birth control for people to use. Although hormonal contraceptives and IUDs are highly effective at preventing pregnancy, they do not protect against STDs, including HIV. Consistent and correct use of the male latex condom reduces the risk for HIV infection and other STDs, including chlamydial infection, gonococcal infection, and trichomoniasis.

Condom Distribution

Looking for condoms in Chautauqua County? Click here to find places near you.

Health News

Boil Water Order Lifted For Fredonia Village Water Customers

MAYVILLE, N.Y - The Chautauqua County Health Department, in conjunction with the Village of Fredonia has lifted the

Hepatitis A case in a food handler working in a Yates County restaurant

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