Health departments around the Coastal Health District will offer free, confidential screenings for sexually transmitted diseases (STD) in April in observance of STD Awareness Month.
About 1 in 5 people have an STD and half of all new STD cases are in young people between the ages of 15 and 24.
All STDs can be treated and many cured. Left untreated, STDs can cause increased risk of getting or giving HIV, long-term abdominal pain, infertility, and other serious health issues.
Screenings are set at the Effingham County Health Department, 802 Hwy. 119 South, Springfield, on Tuesday from 1-3 p.m. Appointments and walk-ins accepted.
Call 912-754-6484 to schedule.