STI Testing and Treatment
Public Health - Muskegon County provides testing, treatment and follow-up, partner services and education for the following sexually transmitted infections (STI).
For an appointment or more information, call (231) 724-1258.
- 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.
- If you choose not to contact a past partner, ask for Partner Services where Public Health will confidentially notify that partner.
- Expect a call from Public Health to do treatment follow-up and education.
- Retest in 3 months, unless you are a pregnant female; then you should retest in 1 month (not any sooner than 28 days).
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Information
HIV infection is transmitted by having any kind of unprotected sex (oral, anal or vaginal) with someone that is infected. You can also be infected with HIV by sharing injection drug equipment or needles of someone infected. HIV infection can also be passed in pregnancy to the fetus in the womb or to the baby during birth or breastfeeding.
The only way to know for sure whether you have HIV is to get tested. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone between the ages of 13 and 64 get tested for HIV at least once as part of routine health care. Knowing your HIV status gives you powerful information to help you take steps to keep you and your partner healthy.
You may need to specifically ask your doctor or clinic for testing. In 15 to 20 minutes you can get results from a rapid HIV screening test, or in one week you can get results when blood is taken from your arm.
If you test positive for HIV the best way to protect your own health, and the health of others, is to begin antiretroviral (ARV) therapy. We can assist in connecting you to a healthcare provider.