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Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) & HIV Control                          

Public Health - Muskegon County provides STD & HIV case intervention, treatment follow-up, partner notification, and education. For more information call (231) 724-1258.

16 Outreach Sites where we do education and/or testing: Muskegon County Jail; Juvenile Transition Center; Muskegon Community College; Baker College; Mercy Life Counseling; Brinks; Kalamazoo Probation Enhancement Program; Empowering Ex-offenders in Transition; Muskegon Rescue Mission (men's); The Beat 103.7 radio show; Teen Challenge (women's and men's); Mona Shores High School; Orchard View High School; Fruitport High School; and Oakridge High School. 

STD Free Antibiotic Treatment

The STD free antibiotic treatment voucher is for use by anyone in Muskegon County who needs treatment for chlamydia or gonorrhea and cannot afford the prescription or even just the co-pay. The voucher is only valid at participating pharmacies (listed on the voucher) and with a doctor's prescription whether it is hand carried by the patient or called in to the pharmacy by the doctor's office.

   

STD Free Antibiotic Treatment Voucher

   

We can provide Expedited Partner Therapy (EPT).  What is EPT?  If you have been diagnosed with chlamydia and/or gonorrhea, we can give you medication to treat your partner(s) if your partner(s) have no insurance, no primary care physician, or is not likely to seek treatment.  Call 231-724-1258 to schedule an appointment if you seek EPT. 

  

Once You Take Your Medication

Once you're treated for chlamydia and/or gonorrhea, it is important to:

     < Abstain from sexual activity for 7 days after treatment and/or 7 days after your partner is treated.

     < Inform any sex partners you had 60 days prior to your testing date so they can be treated. 

     < Expect a nurse from Public Health to contact you to follow up on treatment and help with partner                             notification and retesting if necessary.

     < Retest in 3 months, unless you are a pregnant female; then you should retest in 1 month (not any

        sooner than 28 days). 

STD Testing

STD & HIV testing is available through Planned Parenthood of Michigan which is located inside the public health department building. For more information call 724-4415 or visit www.ppmi.org.