Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, many STD clinics are temporarily closed for the near future all around Connecticut and surrounding states. This means it will be much harder to get testing and treatment for STDs for a time. If you are not already doing so, practice social/physical distancing, which includes having sex. If you feel you may have been exposed to or exposed someone else to an STD, call your doctor to find out what you should do next, and in the meantime, practice harm reduction – ideally physical distancing – to prevent further spread of STDs.

If you have questions about safer sex, please call Kim at the Hartford Gay and Lesbian Health Collective at (860) 278-4163 x111. If you have further questions about Coronavirus, call the Hartford Healthcare Coronavirus hotline at (860) 972-8100.