The Sexual Health Promotion Unit (SHPU) works to provide comprehensive STD/STI services to Sacramento County through education, awareness, and access.  We envision an equitable & inclusive community that promotes healthy sexual behaviors, sex-positivity, and bodily autonomy. And our guiding values include ​reducing the stigma of sexuality, empowering individuals to be in control of their sexual health and wellbeing, providing non-judgmental services and ensuring health equity.




What Is Sexual Health?

Sexual health is a state of physical, emotional, mental and social well-being in relation to sexuality; it is not merely the absence of disease, dysfunction or infirmity. Sexual health requires a positive and respectful approach to sexuality and sexual relationships, as well as the possibility of having pleasurable and safe sexual experiences, free of coercion, discrimination and violence.

Sexual Health Resources​

Sacramento County is now participating in the Building Healthy Online Communities (BHOC) In-home testing program. To order a free in-home HIV test, click the image below.


Find an STD Testing Site

Community Resources​

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