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About STDs/STIs

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are caused by infections that are passed from one person to another during sexual contact. These infections often do not cause any symptoms. Medically, infections are only called diseases when they cause symptoms. That is why STDs are also called "sexually transmitted infections" or "STIs". But it’s very common for people to use the terms "sexually transmitted diseases" or "STDs," even when there are no signs of disease.

There are many kinds of sexually transmitted diseases and infections. And they are very common — more than half of all of us will get one at some time in our lives.

We are here to help. The caring staff at Planned Parenthood Greater Memphis Region can help you get any testing or treatment you may need at an affordable price. To schedule an appointment, click here.  


Additional Details

  • Herpes testing MUST be scheduled by appointment with a physician. Make your appointment here or call 901-725-1717.
  • Gonorrhea, chlamydia, and syphilis testing is $70 and can be provided by appointment or walk-in.
  • HIV testing is FREE. 
  • We offer FREE CONDOMS at locations throughout Shelby County. Learn more here


Talk to a clinician about additional testing you may need.