Reproductive Health Program
Carbon County Public Health is excited to announce our new Reproductive Health Program!
Testing & Counseling
The only way to be sure of your Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) status is to get tested! Carbon County Public Health provides these free services:
- Rapid HIV testing
- Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and Syphilis Testing
- Hepatitis B and C Screening
- Adult Viral Hepatitis A and B Vaccinations
Schedule an Appointment
Shandra Shepard FNP will be at Carbon County Public Health for Reproductive Health Clinics on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of each month.Please call 307-328-2607 to schedule your appointment today!
Carbon County Public Health offers a variety of Reproductive Health Services. Birth Control available at low cost with a prescription. If you would like a prescription for birth control we can make you an appointment!! Pregnancy testing, and general visits.
Call 307-328-2607 for an appointment with Shandra or if you would like to speak with a nurse about your Reproductive Health!!
Protecting Yourself from STDs/HIV
Abstinence: Chose not to have sex. This is the only 100% effective way not to get HIV or an STD.
- Condoms: Use a condom every time you have sex. There are many types of condoms; including male or female condoms, condoms made with either latex or polyurethane, and different sizes, and textures; make sure to find the condom for you! This will decrease your risk of getting HIV and STDs. You can get free condoms at your local family planning or public health nursing clinics! (make this a link to the clinics page)
- Other Barrier Methods: Protect yourself by using dental dams (latex sheath) for oral sex with a female or finger cots for finger play.
- Do Not Share Needles/Clean Your Works: Always use new, unused needles or clean your works by flushing the needle and plunger with water and bleach each time you use an intravenous drug syringe. Do not share other IV drug paraphernalia such as cookers cottons/filters, or water glasses.
- Sober Sex: When you are drinking or using drugs, you are more likely to make decisions that could lead to situations that can put you at risk for unsafe sexual practices. Having sex when you are sober can make you more likely to practice safe sex.
- Fewer Partners/Monogamy: The fewer sex partners you have, the more you reduce your risk of HIV/STD infection.
- Getting Tested: The only way to be sure of your HIV and STD status is to get tested.
- Know Your Partner’s HIV /STD Status: Ask your partner when the last time they were tested for HIV and STD’s. Going to the clinic together for both of you to get tested is a good way to break the ice, and protect yourself and them!