Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are germs that are spread from person to person through sexual contact. STDs may be caused by viruses (HIV, HPV), bacteria (chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis) or parasites (pubic lice or crabs, trichomonaisis). The Health Department is focused on the bacterial infections that are reportable conditions in Vermont (chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis). We provide support services to Vermonters who are newly diagnosed with bacterial infections. We can help people better understand what their STD diagnosis and treatment means for them. On a free and voluntary basis, we can assist people diagnosed with bacterial STDs to notify their sexual partners and link these partners to STD testing or treatment.
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Consistent and correct use of the male latex condom reduces the risk of STDs and HIV transmission. Free condoms are available at all 12 Health Department locations across Vermont.
Planned Parenthood of Northern New England (PPNNE) sites offer free condoms.
Here are additional sites where you will find a wide variety of free condoms and lube. These sites are listed alphabetically by town/city.
More information on condoms and other information on preventing HIV and STDs