Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Control

Public Health - Muskegon County provides STD and HIV case intervention, treatment, treatment follow-up, partner services, and education. For more information call 231-724-1258.

Outreach Sites

There are 14 outreach sites where we do education: 

  • Baker College
  • Cherry Health - Muskegon Recovery Center
  • Fruitport High School
  • Kalamazoo Probation Enhancement Program (KPEP)
  • Mercy Life Counseling
  • Mercy Prevention Practices
  • Mona Shores High School
  • Muskegon Community College
  • Muskegon County Jail
  • Muskegon County Juvenile Transition Center
  • Muskegon Covenant Academy
  • Oakridge High School
  • Orchard View High School
  • The Beat 103.7 FM

STD & HIV Testing

STD and HIV testing is available through Planned Parenthood of Michigan, which is located inside the Public Health Department building. For more information call 231-724-4415.

  1. HIV
  2. STD

HIV

HIV infection is transmitted by having any kind of unprotected sex (oral, anal or vaginal) with someone that is infected. You can also be infected with HIV by sharing injection drug equipment or needles of someone infected. HIV infection can also be passed in pregnancy to the fetus in the womb or to the baby during birth or breastfeeding.

Get Tested

The only way to know for sure whether you have HIV is to get tested. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone between the ages of 13 and 64 get tested for HIV at least once as part of routine health care. Knowing your HIV status gives you powerful information to help you take steps to keep you and your partner healthy.

You may need to specifically ask your doctor or clinic for testing. In 15 to 20 minutes you can get results from a rapid HIV screening test, or in one week you can get results when blood is taken from your arm.

If you test positive for HIV the best way to protect your own health, and the health of others, is to begin antiretroviral (ARV) therapy. We can assist in getting you set up in care.