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Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI)

Schenectady County Public Health Services is committed to reducing the spread of sexually transmitted infections in Schenectady County. SCPHS Disease Investigation Specialists (DIS) offer sexual health education, treatment referral, and partner notification services. We aim to have the most up-to-date treatment recommendations and educational resources for local providers.

What are Sexually Transmitted Infections?  

STIs, or Sexually Transmitted Infections, are infections that are primarily transmitted through sexual contact. There are more than 30 STIs that can affect both men and women and are caused by a variety of bacteria, viruses, and parasites. STIs can lead to a wide range of health problems, from mild symptoms to severe and potentially life-threatening conditions. Many of the most common sexually transmitted infections have no signs or symptoms.

Sexual Health for Teens & Young Adults
General Information about STI's
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Free Sexual Health Clinic for Schenectady County Residents

Testing, PrEP, & HIV Resources for Providers

Schenectady County offers a free and confidential Sexual Health Clinic every Tuesday at Hometown Health Center from 5-7pm. 

Location: 1044 State Street, Schenectady, NY 12305

Free Walk-in Clinic Services Include: 

  • STI/HIV Testing
  • STI/HIV Treatment
  • Free Condoms

For Schenectady County Residents Only

Have questions or need more information about Sexually Transmitted Infections?

Call 518-386-2824, option 4

Confidentially connect with a trained staff member.

Partner Services Program

Get connected to health services to improve your health and reduce the risk of transmission to others. Partner Services is a free and confidential health department program that assists in linking persons diagnosed with STIs and/or HIV and their partners to testing, treatment, medical care, prevention interventions, and other appropriate services to improve their health outcomes and reduce the risk of transmission. 

If you have recently tested positive for an STI and would like more information on accessing this partner notification services, please call 518-386-2824 option 4.