Find answers to general questions about STDs and STIs as well as referrals for counseling and clinical care at:
CDC (Centers for Disease Control & Prevention):
Available Monday through Friday, 8 am to 8 pm Eastern time. Information specialists provide referrals to STD and HIV counseling, testing, and treatment at nearby clinics throughout the country using your zip code. There are dozens of STDs. Some STDs, such as syphilis, gonorrhea, and chlamydia, are spread mainly by sexual contact. Other diseases, including Zika and Ebola, can be spread sexually but are more often spread through ways other than sex.
CDC WEBSITE – CDC PHONE NUMBER: 1-800-232-46365
ASHA (American Sexual Health Association):
ASHA’s free STD Helpline is available on a very limited basis Monday through Friday. A new Person2Person service answers STD questions by phone or chat. You can schedule an appointment online with an experienced STD counselor (charge: $20 for 20 minutes). ASHA also provides STD information with special sections on HPV and HSV infections. You can also make an appointment for the Person2Person service on this website.
ASHA WEBSITE – ASHA PHONE NUMBER: 1-800-227-8922
Available Monday through Friday and some weekends depending on local hours. Your call will be directed to a nearby Planned Parenthood Center based on your zip code, and you can make an appointment for STD and HIV counseling and treatment. Planned Parenthood Centers also offer contraceptive and pregnancy services.