Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)

The term sexually transmitted disease is used to cover the more than 25-30 infectious organisms that are spread through sexual activity. STDs are almost always spread from person to person by sexual activity. These infections are most easily spread by vaginal or anal intercourse, and sometimes by oral sex. Some STDs can also be spread through blood, particularly among intravenous (IV) drug users who may be sharing drug equipment (needles, syringes, or "works"). In addition, pregnant women with STDs may pass their infection to infants in the uterus (womb), during birth, or through breast-feeding.

Most people with STDs have no symptoms. Without treatment these diseases can lead to major health problems such as not being able to get pregnant (infertility), permanent brain damage, heart disease, cancer, and even death. If you think you have been exposed to a sexually transmitted disease, you and your sex partner(s) should visit a health clinic, hospital or doctor for testing and treatment. 

STD Testing

Hamilton County residents may obtain free STD testing at:

 St. Mary's Hospital Amsterdam Memorial Campus

Occupational Health Department

4988 St. Hwy 30

Amsterdam, NY12010

Call: 518-841-3413

Warren County Health Services

Warren County Municipal Center
1340 State Route 9
Lake George, NY 12845
Public Health Office
(Back of building, entrance #6)

Call: 518-761-6580

STD Resources 

Note: These sites contain prevention messages that may not be appropriate for all audiences.

 CDC STD Website

NYS Department of Health STD Website

American Social Health Association


Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States




Contact Information:


  • P.O. Box 250
    139 White Birch Lane
    Indian Lake, NY 12842
  • Office Hours:
    M-F 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM 
  • 518-648-6141