Family planning services
for women and men
throughout Indiana.

I Think I Have an STD


If you think you might have an STD, get checked out. Don’t just hope the STD will go away. Chances are it won’t. All Indiana Family Health Council funded clinics test for and treat STDs. All information you give will be private and confidential.

You may feel embarrassed about having an STD, but you must get treatment. That’s the only way you will get well. So, no matter how difficult it may be, see a health care professional for treatment.

Most STDs can be treated with antibiotics. Follow your healthcare provider’s instructions and be sure to take all of your medicine. You also must tell your sexual partner(s). If they aren’t treated, they can spread the STD and they might even reinfect you.

Symptoms To Watch For

Women:

  • Unusual vaginal discharge or odor
  • Pain in your pelvic area – the area between your belly button and sex organs
  • Vaginal area burning or itching
  • Bleeding from your vagina that is not your regular period
  • Pain deep inside your vagina when you have sex

Men:

  • A drip or discharge from your penis.

Women and Men:

  • Sores, bumps or blisters near your sex organs, rectum or mouth
  • Burning and pain when you urinate (pee) or have a bowel movement
  • Need to urinate often
  • Itching around your sex organs
  • Swelling or redness in your throat
  • Flu-like feelings with fever, chills and aches
  • Swelling in your groin – the area around your sex organs

If you have any of these symptoms, go to a IFHC funded clinic, a STD clinic or your health care provider. Don’t put it off – get checked out right away.

News Releases

Title X Request for Applications in Madison County, Indiana

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IFHC releases 2018 Family Planning Report

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Teens need access to quality pregnancy prevention education

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