STD/HIV Prevention

Offering reliable and confidential testing and prevention services for Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs).

Because many STDs have few or no symptoms, people can unknowingly spread infections to others through sexual contact. Contact us if you have symptoms of an STD, or if you have been exposed to an STD to learn more about confidential diagnosis and treatment options: 406.247.3350

Learn more about common STDs and their prevention

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Sexually Transmitted Disease Prevention

Some STDs can be prevented with vaccines

Protect yourself from syphilis

Syphilis, a serious and possibly deadly disease when untreated, is spreading in Montana. Syphilis has increased rapidly in our area.

Anyone who has sex can get syphilis, an infection that is spread skin-to-skin through vaginal, oral or anal sex.

Syphilis can be easily cured with antibiotic medicine, but it can cause permanent brain damage, blindness or loss of hearing if you don’t get treated right away.

Pregnant people and unborn babies are at high risk of serious or deadly complications.

Protect yourself, your partner and your baby by getting tested. Contact your healthcare provider or your local county health department.

Many people who are infected with syphilis don’t know it. Infected people sometimes don’t notice the sores or rash on genitals or mouth and feel fine, but they can still spread it to other people.

If syphilis isn’t treated, it stays in your body where it can damage your blood vessels, nerves and brain in ways that can’t be healed. It can even kill you.

When a pregnant person is infected with syphilis, the disease can cause her baby to die or to be born with severe health problems. Syphilis can be treated during pregnancy. Early prenatal care, testing and treatment will protect mother and baby.

Quick test, 1-dose treatment

Your healthcare provider can detect syphilis with a quick blood test. Many people only need one dose of antibiotics to be cured.  Later stage cases might need multiple doses, but still can be cured.

Reduce your risk

  • Stay with only one partner.
  • Get tested for syphilis along with your partner. If you’ve been tested and treated for syphilis, you can be reinfected if you partner still has the infection.
  • Use a condom the right way every time you have sex.


Contact RiverStone Health Public Health, 123 S. 27th St., Monday through Friday at 406.247.3305.

We offer confidential testing and treatment for syphilis and other sexually transmitted infections.

Syphilis test results are available in about 15 minutes and, if needed, a dose of antibiotic can be given at the same appointment. No one will be denied care if they are unable to pay.

Hepatitis Services

Hepatitis, a disease that harms the liver, can be spread through exposure to blood, contaminated food and water, contaminated needles or through sex with an infected person.

To help prevent the spread of hepatitis, RiverStone Health provides Hepatitis A and B immunizations on a sliding fee scale; free prevention information and presentations about Hepatitis, free Hepatitis C testing and referral for treatment to the RiverStone Health Clinic.

HIV/AIDS Services

More than 1.1 million Americans are infected with HIV and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that one in seven don’t know they are infected. Getting an HIV test is the only way to know if you have HIV. RiverStone Health is committed to fighting the spread of HIV/AIDS and provides:
  • Free condom distribution
  • Confidential partner notification
  • Testing
  • Wrap-around services
HIV Services at RiverStone Health provide medical assistance, treatment and case management for people living with HIV/AIDS.

Reduce your risk:

  • Find a testing location
  • Get a self-test.
  • Use condoms every time you have sex.
  • Limit your number of sexual partners.
  • Get tested and treated for STDs. Insist that your partners get tested and treated, too.
  • Talk to your healthcare provider about preventive medication, such as PrEP.
  • If you do inject drugs, use only sterile drug injection equipment and water and never share your equipment with others.

RISE syringe services provides new needles, safe injecting equipment and wraparound services.

Hours: Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesdays from Noon to 4 p.m. and Fridays from Noon to 4 p.m. at RiverStone Health. No appointment necessary.

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RiverStone Health is also a Mountain West AIDS Education and Training Center, which provides education to healthcare professionals about HIV/AIDS.

Contact MWAETC — Call: 406.247.3297 ● Email:

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