Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) spread from one individual to another through sexual contact. The Health Department is responsible for reporting and managing cases of Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, Syphilis, and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) in West Tennessee. Working with private physician practices to report cases across the county helps ensure the safety of the public and prevent disease outbreak.
West Tennessee counties reported some of the highest rates of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis in the state. Over the last several years, we have seen a significant rise in the incidence of Syphilis.
Testing, Treatment & Counseling
Individuals with known STDs or those who are concerned about exposure to an STD can seek testing and treatment at the Health Department. Our STD staff is trained in methods of disease intervention and provides counseling and management for individuals with STDs. All of the services are conducted in total confidence and in most situations at little or no cost.
Testing for STDs is provided Monday - Friday. For an appointment, please call 731-423-3020, option 2 then option 1.
For other information regarding STDs, please contact our staff:
STD/HIV Program Director
Email Quill Brabham
Carrie Walker, LPN
Molly Holland, LPN
Randi Glass, Disease Intervention Specialist
Akila McNeal, Disease Intervention Specialist
Kandace Williams, Disease Intervention Specialist