Disease & Illness library & symptoms

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), also known as sexually transmitted infections or STIs, are very common. Millions of new infections occur every year in the United States.

STDs are passed from one person to another through sexual activity including vaginal, oral, and anal sex. They can also be passed from one person to another through intimate physical contact, such as heavy petting, though this is not very common.

STDs don’t always cause symptoms or may only cause mild symptoms, so it is possible to have an infection and not know it. That is why it is important to get tested if you are having sex. If you are diagnosed with an STD, know that all can be treated with medicine and some can be cured entirely.

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Women’s Support Group “The Power of the Breath”

Guest Speaker: Ayo Handy-Kendi | on ZOOM

For more information call: Lorrie Wright 301.453.2317 lwright@slkhealthcorp.org

Wednesday, August 5th | 5:30 – 7pm


EIS Outreach: Mary & Main

8801 Hampton Mall Drive Capitol Heights, MD. 20743

Thursday, August 6th | 11 - 2:00pm


Underground DMV Support Group

For more information call or text: Philip Sain 301/752-4403 | ZOOM

Thursday, August 6th | 6:30 – 7:30pm


Men’s Support Group “The Power of the Breath”

Guest Speaker: Ayo Handy-Kendi | ZOOM

For more information contact: Gregory Torrence gtrorrence@slkhealthcorp.org 301/453-2313

Wednesday, August 12th | 5:30 – 7:00pm