STD Prevention & Education

Sexually transmitted diseases are caused by infections passed from 1 person to another through sexual contact. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that approximately 19 million new STD infections occur each year in the United States. To fight this spread and to prevent these diseases from impacting the rest of your life, smart decision-making, education and frank discussions are necessary. For more information on the services provided by the St. Charles County Division of Health Services' STD Clinic, please look up information about our STD clinic.

Scheduling a Class
To schedule a health promotion class, please call 636-949-7400 or use the online form. You may also view our online calendar.

Classes
Preventing the Spread of Sexually Transmitted Diseases in Teenagers
Length: 60-90 minutes
Designed for students grades 8 to 12, this is an abstinence-based presentation that includes lecture and medical textbook photos. Taught by a nurse practitioner / clinic manager (who is an expert in the field of sexually transmitted diseases) or a professional health educator, the program discusses bacterial, viral and parasitic infections; curable vs. incurable infections; short-term and long-term health implications; infertility and cancer risks; and what to do if exposed to an STD. Condom usage will be discussed from a standpoint of their failure rate and inability to protect against all STDs.

HIV / AIDS Awareness & Prevention
Length: 60-120 minutes (2 Hour Session is Ideal)
Designed for students grades 8 to 12 and adults, this class will discuss what HIV/AIDS disease entails, including: how it affects the human body; how it is transmitted; how it can be prevented; and options for testing. Included is a discussion, video and interactive activity.