Get It* On NOLA

Get It* On NOLA (*Get Tested & Protected Against Syphilis)

Syphilis is on the rise in New Orleans and Louisiana, especially among young and pregnant people. According to CDC data, Louisiana ranks 9th in the country for syphilis and 7th in congenital syphilis. Since 2019, Orleans Parish has experienced a 79% increase in the number of cases of primary and secondary syphilis--the most infectious stages of the disease. The bad news: without treatment, syphilis can cause serious health problems, including nerve damage and blindness. The good news: syphilis is preventable and curable in its early stages.

In response to high syphilis rates, the New Orleans Health Department has launched Get It* On NOLA, a sexual health education campaign designed to equip residents with the facts, connect them to resources, and address stigma. CDC recommends getting tested for syphilis, chlamydia, gonorrhea, HIV, and Hepatitis C at least once a year. Quick, free and low-cost syphilis and STI testing is available throughout New Orleans. As part of the Get It* On NOLA campaign, NOHD has launched the STI Testing Map to make it easier for residents to find convenient, low-cost syphilis and other STI testing locations. Check it out by clicking the button below!

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