Sexually Transmitted Diseases

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Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are germs that are spread from person to person through sexual contact. STDs may be caused by viruses (HIV, HPV), bacteria (chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis) or parasites (pubic lice or crabs, trichomonaisis). The Health Department is focused on the bacterial infections that are reportable conditions in Vermont (chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis). We provide support services to Vermonters who are newly diagnosed with bacterial infections. We can help people better understand what their STD diagnosis and treatment means for them. On a free and voluntary basis, we can assist people diagnosed with bacterial STDs to notify their sexual partners and link these partners to STD testing or treatment.

Find STD Testing and Treatment Providers in Vermont

Free Condoms

Consistent and correct use of the male latex condom reduces the risk of STDs and HIV transmission. Free condoms are available at all 12 Health Department locations across Vermont

Here are additional sites where you will find a wide variety of free condoms and lube. These sites are listed alphabetically by town/city.

Bennington

AIDS Project of Southern Vermont
PO Box 4264
Bennington, VT 05201
(802) 447-8007

Brattleboro

AIDS Project of Southern Vermont
15 Grove Street
Brattleboro, VT 05301
800) 294-4443 or (802) 254-8263
 
Comprehensive Care Clinic
Brattleboro Memorial Hospital
17 Belmont Avenue
Brattleboro, VT 05301
(802) 257-8860

Burlington

Community Health Ctr. of Burlington
617 Riverside Avenue
Burlington, VT 05401
(802) 864-6309
 
Comprehensive Care Clinic
UVMC - Infectious Disease Unit
111 Colchester Ave. East Pavilion, Level 5
Burlington, VT 05401
(802) 847-4594
 
HowardCenter - Safe Recovery
45 Clarke Street
Burlington, VT 05401
(802) 488-6067
 
Outright Vermont (CO)
241 North Winooski Avenue
Burlington, VT 05401
(802) 865-9677
 
Pride Center of Vermont
225 South Champlain Street, Suite 12
Burlington, VT 05401
(802) 860-7812
 
Vermont CARES
187 St. Paul Street
Burlington, VT  05401
(802) 863-2437 or (800) 649-2437

Lebanon, NH

HIV/HCV Resource Center
2 Blacksmith Street
Lebanon, NH 03766
(603) 448-8887 or (800) 816-2220

Montpelier

Vermont CARES  
29 Main Street, Suite #14
Montpelier, VT 05602
(802) 371-6222
 
Vermont People with AIDS Coalition
P. O. Box 11
73 Main Street, Suite #401
Montpelier, VT 05601
(802) 229-5754 or (800) 698-8792

Rutland

Comprehensive Care Clinic
Rutland Regional Medical Center
Social Work Department
160 Allen Road
Rutland, VT 05701
(802) 747-3700
 
Vermont CARES
1 Scale Avenue, Howe Center
Building #3 Suite #310
Rutland, VT 05701
(802) 775-5884

St. Johnsbury

Comprehensive Care Clinic
Northeast VT Regional Medical Center
1290 Hospital Drive
St. Johnsbury, VT 05819
(802) 751-7603
 
Vermont CARES
1091 Hospital Drive, Suite #1
St. Johnsbury, VT 05819
(802) 748-9061

More information on condoms and other information on preventing HIV and STDs

In This Section

The sooner a person with chlamydia is treated, the better their health outcomes

Untreated gonorrhea can cause serious health problems over time

Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) that can have a serious impact on a person’s health if left untreated

There is a wide range of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) that sexually active Vermonters may be exposed to

We can help health care providers navigate these variables.