According to the World Health Organization (WHO), sexual health is a state of physical, emotional, mental, and social well-being in relation to sexuality; it is not merely the absence of disease, dysfunction or infirmity. Sexual health requires a positive and respectful approach to sexuality and sexual relationships, as well as the possibility of having pleasurable and safe sexual experiences, free of coercion, discrimination and violence .
The Department of Health Promotion provides information on Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs), HIV testing, condoms, and offer educational workshops and programs on sexual health. Please follow the links to the left of your screen for more information. You can also call us at: (904) 620-1570 or stop by our office in Building 61, Room 1300.
Need HIV or other STD testing? Not sure where to turn? We can help. The Dept. of Health Promotion offers confidential HIV testing Monday - Thursday from 9:00am - 4:00 pm and on Friday 9:00am - 10:30am. Just call (904) 620-1570 for an anonymous appointment. Also the Duval County Mobile Testing Unit offers rapid HIV testing, other STD testing, counseling, and links to additional services. They can be found here.
When used correctly, Condoms are only effective tool used to help avoid unwanted pregnancy, and help prevent the transmission of most STDs.
There are two primary types of condoms: Male condoms, which are the most commonly known as ‘the condom’, and Female condoms, which fits inside the vagina.
Condoms are made of latex, polyurethane, or some other form of synthetic rubber or plastic. Unless you have an allergen to latex, latex should be used because it is a bit more reliable than other sources. When using a condom, especially latex condoms, a water-based or silicone-based lubricant should be used.
How to put on a Condom - Advocate for Youth
Department of Health Promotion offers free condoms to anyone. Stop by Building 61, Room 1300 (inside the new wellness center) to pick up some today!
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