One in four Americans has an STD. Know and reduce your risk!

  • Use condoms, every time, with every partner
  • Limit your number of sexual partners
  • Choose to postpone sex or not have sex
  • Be monogamous (only have sex with one other person who is only having sex with you)
  • If you have a chronic STD like herpes, a healthy, safer sex life is possible. Learn ways to reduce the risk of transmitting an STD to your partner
  • Get tested for STDs
  • Talk to your partner about past STD diagnosis, and the importance of testing
  • Use latex barriers for safer oral sex (vulva or anus) and condoms for oral-penile sex


Personal STD Risk Assessment

An anonymous STD assessment tool called "STD Wizard" allows you to answer questions specific to your lifestyle to find your STD risk.


For more information on STDs, see the following McKinley Health Information Handouts:


To schedule an appointment for STD testing, call Dial-A-Nurse at 217-333-2700 or visit MyMcKinley.

If you have any questions or want to learn more about STDs and ways to best protect your health, schedule an appointment with McKinley's Sexual Health Educator at 217-333-2714.

If you'd like to schedule a sexual health program about STDs, fill out the online workshop request form.

For additional information about STDs visit