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STD and HIV Testing

Rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) continue to rise in South Dakota.  Chlamydia and gonorrhea rates in Minnehaha County have outpaced the rest of South Dakota.  One way to prevent the spread of infections by sexual contact is to get tested and treated as indicated. 

 

HIV and STI (STD) Testing

Walk-in hours are 3-7pm on Mondays and 9am-12pm on Fridays.  Testing is free for (rapid) HIV, gonorrhea, chlamydia and (rapid) syphilis.

Mission
The South Dakota HIV/AIDS Prevention Program is committed to achieving the goals of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy:

  • Reduce the number of people who become infected with HIV
  • Increase access to care and improving health outcomes for people living with HIV
  • Reduce HIV-related health disparities

Our goal is to ensure every HIV positive person is aware of their status, linked to quality medical care, and provided the support they need to lead long, healthy lives.

Services

  • Medical care and treatment
  • Emergency financial assistance
  • Counseling services
  • Pharmacist consultation
  • Peer mentoring
  • Free condoms

You Should Be Tested If...

  • You have had unprotected sex
  • You are sexually active with a new partner, an anonymous partner, or multiple partners
  • You have tested positive for another STI
  • You share IV drug needles

Transmission

  • STIs are passed through vaginal, anal, or oral sex. Some can be passed through skin-to-skin contact during sex.
  • HIV is spread through blood to blood contact, semen and vaginal secretions, and breast milk.

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