Sexually Transmitted Diseases

What are Sexually Transmitted Diseases or Sexually Transmitted Infections?

Diseases which may be passed on through sexual contact.  These diseases can include:

  • Bacterial Vaginosis (BV) 
  • Chlamydia 
  • Gonorrhea 
  • Hepatitis
  • Herpes 
  • HIV/AIDS 
  • Human Papilloma Virus (HPV/Genital Warts) 
  • Pubic Lice
  • Scabies 
  • Syphillis 
  • Trichomoniasis 

For fact sheets and additional information on these diseases click

 www.cdc.gov/STD


The Gloucester County Department of Health provides free and confidential STI (Sexually Transmitted Infection) testing and treatment at two locations in the county.  The clinic staff will diagnose and treat common sexually transmitted infections.  When attending this free clinic, be prepared to answer personal questions, so that we can more efficiently care for you. Our certified HIV counselors will discuss your history and the risk factors of HIV and other STI’s. They will help you develop a plan to prevent you from becoming infected in the future. 

What sexually transmitted infections are tested at the Gloucester County Clinic?

  • Chlamydia
  • Gonorrhea
  • Syphilis
  • HIV
  • Candidiasis/yeast (females)
  • Trichomoniasis (females)
  • Bacterial Vaginosis (females)

What sexually transmitted infections are diagnosed by visual examination only?

  • Genital warts
  • Herpes
  • Molluscum contagiosum
  • Pubic lice
  • Scabies

How are the tests performed?

Syphilis and HIV are blood tests that are collected from all new clients. Females will have a pelvic exam where the practitioner will collect a swab for Gonorrhea, Chlamydia and other testing.  Males will be tested for Gonorrhea and Chlamydia. 

When do I get my test results?

  • HIV is a rapid test. You will get your results before you leave the clinic.
  • All other test results will be available in 2 weeks. You will be given a phone number to call to get those results.

When do I get my treatment if a test is positive?

You are treated on the day of your visit for any STI’s that the practitioner diagnoses. If a test comes back positive and you were not treated at your visit you will need to come back into clinic to receive treatment.

Are any immunizations offered at the clinic?

  • HPV – Gardasil
  • Hepatitis A and B – Twinrix 

Do you provide pregnancy tests?

No, pregnancy tests are only performed at our clinics if certain medications are needed for treatment.  

Do you offer any testing for Hepatitis?

No laboratory testing if offered for Hepatitis, Herpes or Genital warts.  These tests are available from your local laboratory facility. 

Where can I find more information on Sexually Transmitted Infections?

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at www.cdc.gov/std

STI Clinic sites and times:

Gloucester County Department of Health, Senior & Disability Services Office @ East Holly
204 East Holly Avenue
Sewell, NJ
Every Wednesday 3 PM to 4:30 PM
No Appointment Necessary

 

PLEASE FILL OUT THESE FORMS AND BRING THEM TO THE CLINIC WITH YOU

STD Form

HIV Questionare

For additional information call (856) 218-4102

HIV TESTING

HIV counseling and testing is provided by our nursing and clinical staff for those who require HIV testing only.  This program offers the same HIV counseling and testing as the STI clinic.  This clinic does not diagnose or treat AIDS.  We discuss risk factors and risk reduction strategies for people 18 years of age and older.

HIV Only Clinic sites and times:

Gloucester County Department of Health, Senior & Disability Services Office @ East Holly
204 East Holly Avenue
Sewell, NJ
Every Thursday 4 PM to 5:30 PM
No Appointment Necessary

How is the HIV test done?

The test requires a drop of blood from your finger.

When do I get my results?

The test takes 15 minutes and you receive your results before you leave the clinic.

What if my test is positive?

  • If your finger stick blood test is positive a venous blood test may be obtained and sent to the laboratory for confirmation.
  • You will be referred to a medical provider for confirmation and treatment.

Are my test results reported to anyone?

  • All positive tests will be reported to the New Jersey Department of Health as required by law.
  • With your consent, your test results will be provided to the medical provider who will confirm and treat you.  
  • Any other release of this will require my written consent or a court order or subpoena.

Where can I find more information on HIV/AIDS?

www.cdc.gov/HIV

www.state.nj.us/health/aids

www.aidsinfo.nih.gov

Are there any HIV Early Intervention Programs in South Jersey?

Atlantic City Medical Center
1925 Pacific Ave
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
Appointments: (609)441-2104

EIP at Kennedy
709 Haddonfield-Berlin Rd.
Voorhees, NJ 08043
or:
570 Egg Harbor Rd. Suite B5
Sewell, NJ 08080
Appointments: (856)566-3190

Cooper EIP
3 Cooper Plaza, Suite 215
Camden, NJ 08103
Appointments: (856)963-3715

Are there any other options for medical care?

Complete Care
335 North Delsea Drive
Glassboro, NJ 08028
(856)863-5720