HIV and STDs
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Public health nurses perform investigations and notify partners of all cases of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) reported by health-care providers in Lewis and Clark County. Providers report cases of syphilis, Chlamydia, hepatitis B, gonorrhea, and HIV/AIDS.
To follow up, public health nurses interview the person who is reported to have an STD, notify all sexual and needle-sharing partners, and make sure that all partners get medical testing and treatment.
Who's at Risk for HIV?
In the United States, HIV is spread mainly through anal or vaginal sex or by sharing drug-use equipment with an infected person. Learn more about how to protect yourself and the people you love from HIV.
HIV Testing and Counseling
Getting an HIV test is the only way to know if you have HIV. Follow this link to find answers to some of the most common questions related to HIV testing, including the types of tests available, where you can get one, and what to expect when you get tested.
Lewis and Clark Public Health is one of 12 HIV Counseling, Testing, and Referral Sites (CTS) funded by the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services.
We provide free rapid HIV tests, and these may be performed anonymously if requested. Confidential rapid hepatitis C tests also are available for free. Our public health nurses are available to provide HIV prevention education with school and community groups.
For free and confidential HIV testing, call or text our public health nurse at 406-431-7470 or our HIV outreach worker at 406-594-2949.
STDs on the Rise in County, Nation(PDF, 40KB)