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By Wendi Jackson

April 14, 2022

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Daytona Beach - April is STD Awareness Month. During this month, and throughout the year, the Florida Department of Health works to raise awareness about sexually transmitted infections and disease, help reduce STD-related stigma and provide actionable steps to stop the increase of STDs.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that about 20 percent of the U.S. population - one in five people in the U.S. - have a sexually transmitted infection on any given day. The CDC's annual report shows STDs remain far too high. Even in the face of a pandemic, 2.4 million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis were reported in 2020.

All Volusia and Flagler County Health Department clinics provide free STD screenings upon request. From April 18-22, stop in anytime from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., and get tested at no cost. We have locations throughout Volusia/Flagler:

  • 1845 Holsonback Drive, Daytona Beach;
  • (Southside Health Zone) 421 S. Keech St., Daytona Beach;
  • 775 Harley Strickland Blvd., Orange City;
  • 717 W. Canal St., New Smyrna Beach;
  • 301 Dr. Carter Blvd., Bunnell.
At the Florida Department of Health, specially trained healthcare providers and staff are available for evaluation, screening and treatment as appropriate. As a part of STD screening, we also provide confidential, routine HIV antibody screenings. Clinicians are also available for education on STDs and prevention methods. For more information, call (386) 274-0509.


About the Florida Department of Health

The department, nationally accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board, works to protect, promote, and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, and community efforts.

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