Prevention

The Communicable Disease Unit of the Teton County Health Department works not only to treat and care for people living with infectious diseases, but also to prevent them. We do so in a number of ways, including community outreach and education. If you are a local business, school, community group, or organization looking for education on prevention of communicable diseases, including sexually transmitted infections, please reach out to us for free educational sessions or resources. 

Sexual Health Education and Outreach

In addition to one-on-one sexual health education in our Family Planning Clinic appointments, Teton County Health Department also employs a full-time sexual health coordinator. We offer resource sharing, lesson planning, curriculum development, and community outreach around sexual health. Topics include: HIV, STDs, pregnancy, healthy sexuality, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, puberty, condom confidence, and healthy relationships. We work with adults, teens, children starting in Kindergarten, people with intellectual development disabilities, and are trauma-informed. If you are interested in education, resources, an outreach table at your event, or curriculum development, please call us at 307-733-6401 and ask to speak to our Sexual Health Program Coordinator. 

Condom Dispenser Program

Teton County Health Department, through a partnership with Wyoming Department of Health, offers free condom dispensers to any interested business or organization. Dispensers come in multiple sizes, are clear plastic, and can be mounted on the wall. Our Sexual Health Program Coordinator is available to fill the dispensers as often as needed with free condoms provided by the Wyoming Department of Health. Or, condoms can be directly shipped to you and you can maintain the dispenser yourself. Call 307-733-6401 with any questions. 

HIV Prevention: PrEP and PEP

In addition to using condoms and dental dams to lower the risk of HIV transmission during sex, PrEP and PEP are both helpful prevention resources available through the Health Department. See our page on PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis), the once-daily pill for those who are HIV negative that prevents HIV infection. Teton County Health Department also offers PEP (post-exposure prophylaxis) a medication for those who are HIV negative but think they might have been exposed to HIV. See the CDC page on PEP for more information on post-exposure prophylaxis.