April is STD Awareness Month

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are at an all-time high. San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) encourages anyone who is sexually active to take control of their sexual health by getting and staying informed. The Sexual Health Clinic at SJBPH provides confidential STD counseling and testing for HIV, chlamydia, gonorrhea, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, HPV, herpes, and [...]

By | 2018-04-18T08:47:12+00:00 April 18th, 2018|Communicable Disease, Sexual Health Clinic, Vaccinations|Comments Off on April is STD Awareness Month

HPV Vaccine Is Cervical Cancer Prevention

Every year in the U.S., human papillomavirus (HPV) causes 30,700 cancers in men and women and each day, 33 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer. During Cervical Health Awareness Month, San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) reminds young adults and parents that the HPV vaccine is cancer prevention. Vaccination is recommended for boys and [...]

By | 2018-03-15T14:34:33+00:00 January 19th, 2018|Public Service Announcements, Sexual Health Clinic, Vaccinations|Comments Off on HPV Vaccine Is Cervical Cancer Prevention

Women’s Wellness Connection expands eligibility for free cancer screening

San Juan Basin Public Health began offering free cervical cancer screening and diagnostic services to women aged 21 through 64 in January 2017 through the Women’s Wellness Connection, a program of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. “Many forms of cancer are preventable if women get screened early,” said Tiffany Switzer, Clinic [...]

By | 2018-04-05T16:09:39+00:00 January 20th, 2017|Public Service Announcements, Sexual Health Clinic|Comments Off on Women’s Wellness Connection expands eligibility for free cancer screening

Cervical Health Awareness Month

Cervical Health Awareness Month Every year in the United States, approximately 12,000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer and about 4,000 women die of the disease. Latinas and African-American women are at higher risk for developing and dying from cervical cancer. The Women's Wellness Connection provides free breast and cervical cancer screenings to eligible [...]

By | 2018-04-06T09:56:07+00:00 January 3rd, 2017|Events, Sexual Health Clinic|Comments Off on Cervical Health Awareness Month

Celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October

San Juan Basin Health Department urges women ages 40 years and older to talk with their doctors during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October about screening for breast cancer. Women who can’t afford mammograms may be eligible for free screening from a local health care provider. “The screenings Women’s Wellness Connection provides saves [...]

By | 2017-01-18T13:04:15+00:00 October 9th, 2015|Events, Public Service Announcements, Sexual Health Clinic|Comments Off on Celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October
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