What Youth and Young Adults Should Know
Fairfield Service Center, 1295 West Fairfield Drive, Pensacola, Florida 32501
Half of all new STD cases are in persons aged 13-24.
Males are 2x more likely to pass an STD to their partner.
Females are 2x more likely to catch an STD from their partner.
1 in 4 sexually active females has an STD.
In 2019, Escambia County had the 6th highest STD rate for 13-24-year-olds in the state (out of 67 counties).
In 2019, youth and young adults made up two-thirds of all STD cases in Escambia County.
In a group of 10 friends, 3 will likely have an STD.
- Not having sexual contact is the only way to protect yourself 100% from an STD.
- Talk about STDs with your partner.
- Use protection with every sexual activity.
- Get tested at least once a year and/or before entering a sexual relationship with a new partner.
- If you test positive for an STD, make sure both you and your partner get treated.
- Less is more. Fewer partners equal more protection.
- Limit meeting sexual partners on mobile apps. Casual hookups with people you don’t know are riskier.
Things to Know
- All STDs are preventable.
- Anyone who participates in unprotected sexual activities can get an STD.
- Escambia County Health Department offers free condoms.
- Youth aged 12-17 can receive free confidential testing and treatment at the health department.
- Even if you are treated for an STD, you can be reinfected.
- Half of all chlamydia and gonorrhea infections do not cause symptoms.
- Birth control alone does not protect you from STDs. Always use a condom.
Location and Contact Information
Fairfield Service Center
1295 West Fairfield Drive
The STD office is open:
Monday-Thursday from 8 AM to 5 PM
Fridays from 7:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Call 850-595-6500, Option 1 for more information. Option 2 or 850-6554 to schedule an appointment.