Reproductive Health Awareness Day

By: Health

Wed, 04/07/2010 - 5:00am - 8:00am

Reproductive Health Awareness Day on Wednesday, April 7th—9:00 a.m. - Noon at the Olean Office of the Health Department.

The Health Department will be offering:

  • HIV testing,
  • Family Planning Information.

Read the Public Health Week Schedule of Events for April 5-9, 2010 from the Cattaraugus County Health Department Celebrates Public Health Week

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Reproductive Health Testing Services

Cattaraugus County Health Department provides the following testing and examination services; Read more

What You Need To Know About the Links Between HIV & STDs

Many people think that STDs (sexually transmitted diseases) are a harmless "fact of life." Since most STDs can be cured, people think, "Doctors give you medicine and that's the end of it, right?" Well, not quite! Having an STD can increase your chances of getting HIV, the virus that fuses AIDS. Read more

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Free Confidential HIV Testing

What is HIV? What is AIDS?

HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) is a virus. You may hear that someone is HIV infected, has HIV infection, or has HIV disease. These are all terms that mean the person has HIV in his or her body and can pass the virus to other people. Read more

HIV Testing Procedure

  1. When you arrive in the clinic you first need to register with the secretary. All of your information is confidential. You decide who can see the information.
  2. A nurse will discuss HIV and ways to decrease your risk factors.
  3. If you decide you want to be tested you must give your written permission.

Sexually Transmitted Diseases


Possible Symptoms:

Discharge from vagina or penis, Painful urination, or no symptoms

Mode of Transmission:

Semen or vagina fluids

Methods of Diagnosis:

Swab test

Is It Treatable?


Is It Curable?


Possible Long-Term Effects:

Sterility, pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) in women, miscarriage, premature birth, eye infection in newborns, ectopic pregnancy, transmission during birth. Read more

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