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☷ Shelby County Health Dept Tennessee - Free Screenings During STD Awareness Week April 11 15 2022
Shelby County Health Dept , state Tennessee ( By Press Release office)
SHELBY COUNTY , TN – The Shelby County Health Department will observe Sexually Transmitted Disease ( STD ) Awareness Week April 11 - 15 , 2022 . STD Awareness Week is a nationwide health observance designed to raise awareness about sexually transmitted infections and how they impact our lives . It is also an opportunity to ensure people have the tools and knowledge to prevent , test for , and be promptly treated for sexually transmitted infections , also known as STIs .
Tuesday April 12 , 2022
Thursday April 14 , 2022
, the Shelby County Health Department will offer free STD & HIV screenings for Shelby County residents at the Sexual Health Clinic at 814 Jefferson Avenue from 8:00 am - 2:00 pm . This will be a “
Fast Track Screening
” process only for individuals with no recognized STI symptoms . Those with symptoms should call the Sexual Health Clinic at
901 - 222 - 9385
for an appointment .
Shelby County Health STD Fast Track Screening
Tuesday , April 12
( 8 am – 2 pm ) ; Thursday , April 14
( 8 am – 2 pm )
814 Jefferson Ave , Memphis , TN 38105
Sexually transmitted infections can cause few or no symptoms . According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , 1 in 5 people in the U . S . have an STI at any given time . Young people are at particular risk: almost half of all new sexually transmitted infections in 2018 were among people aged 15 to 24 .
Shelby County Health Department’s Sexual Health Clinic provides affordable and confidential testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections by appointment . To make an appointment , call the Sexual Health Clinic’s appointment line: 901 - 222 - 9385 , open Monday – Friday , between 8:00 a . m . and 2:30 p . m .
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