STI and HIV Testing

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*STI testing services are offered at HIV testing locations

Learn more about PrEP

PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis) a medicine that when taken as prescribed, can greatly reduce your risk of getting HIV from sex and injection drug use.

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Though HIV disproportionately affects men who have sex with men, heterosexual sexual contact still makes up around 25% of HIV transmissions each year.

Having syphilis once does not protect you from getting it again. Even after successful treatment, you can get syphilis again.

You can get syphilis again if your sex partner(s) does not receive testing and treatment.

Condoms are available for free at many locations across Nebraska. Condoms are great at preventing HIV and many STIs.

Though not currently curable, HIV can be managed with medication so well that people living with HIV, with proper care, do not transmit the virus.

By consistently taking their medication, people living with HIV are able to lower the amount of HIV in their bodies and achieve an undetectable status making it virtually impossible for them to transmit the virus to a partner.

Syphilis, and most other STIs are curable with the right antibiotics from your healthcare provider.

HIV can also be transmitted through sharing needles and equipment for injection drug use.

You cannot get HIV from kissing, hugging, sharing food or other types of non-sexual physical contact.

Syphilis can spread from a mother with syphilis to her unborn baby, if untreated the baby can experience serious health problems.

HIV is transmitted through blood, semen, pre-seminal fluid, vaginal fluid, rectal fluid, and breast milk.

PEP (Post-Exposure Prophylaxis) is similar to PrEP but is taken after sex if you think there was a possible exposure to HIV and you were not using PrEP.

It may not be obvious that a sex partner has syphilis. Syphilis sores can be hard to see and they might not have other symptoms.

You can have an STIs or HIV and not know. Not all people have symptoms when they have an STI or HIV, but they still need to be treated to prevent serious health issues and transmission to others.

All pregnant people should receive syphilis and HIV testing at their first prenatal visit and receive treatment right away if they test positive.

Syphilis is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) that can cause serious health problems without treatment.

If you are sexually active, have an honest and open talk with your partner and get tested for syphilis or other STIs.

HIV testing and PrEP are for everyone.

There are cost assistance programs that make PrEP medication no or low cost.

PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis) is taken before sex to protect you from acquiring HIV.

You can contract or transmit syphilis by direct contact with a syphilis sore during vaginal, anal, or oral sex.

Self-Testing

Free HIV self-testing kits that you can pick up or have mailed directly to you. Test your way, and do it today!

Nebraska AIDS Project Testing to Go
Choice Family Health Care Testing Services
Douglas County Health Department Testing Services

For More Information

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services HIV Prevention

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Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services STI Prevention

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