Welcome to The Division of STD Prevention and Control website. The Division works to identify populations at increased risk for sexually transmitted infections in order to reduce transmission to others and the development of related complications.

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This site contains STD prevention messages that may not be appropriate for all audiences. Since STDs are spread through sexual practices, prevention messages and programs may address these topics. If you are not seeking such information or may be offended by such materials, please exit this website.

2019 Alabama Sexually Transmitted Diseases Annual Report

The Division of Sexually Transmitted Disease Prevention and Control of the Alabama Department of Public Health is pleased to provide the 2019 Alabama Sexually Transmitted Diseases Annual Report. The report highlights the impact of sexually transmitted diseases among the residents of Alabama, and highlights the increasing numbers of STDs affecting our state.

Get Yourself Tested

Did you know that you are 5 times more likely to contract HIV if you already have an STD? Free STD and HIV tests are available at your local health department, or you can access free HIV testing care with these organizations.

1 in 2 sexually active young people will get an STD before the age of 25. Most will not know it. Get Yourself Tested.

To control STDs, the Alabama Department of Public Health county health departments operate free, confidential STD clinics statewide. Free testing and treatment is provided for chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis and HIV. To find the closest clinic near you, contact your nearest county health department.

cs-get-tested.jpgCongenital Syphilis (CS)

Recently, there has been a sharp increase in the number of babies born with syphilis in the United States. Syphilis is easy to cure in its early stages. Pregnant women should be tested regularly for syphilis because infection with syphilis can cause serious problems in a baby. Protect your baby from congenital syphilis by getting tested for syphilis during your pregnancy. Learn more.

National STD Hotline
(919) 361-8488

The Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) Resource Center Hotline is a program of the American Social Health Association (ASHA) that provides information, materials and referrals to anyone concerned STIs. Health Communication Specialists are on staff to answer STI questions on such topics as transmission, risk reduction, prevention, testing, and treatment.

The hotline, 1-919-361-8488, is open from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (CDT, Monday through Friday).

If you have difficultly reaching a Health Communication Specialist, feel free to access their online STI information section to find answers to questions you may have.

Page last updated: June 9, 2021