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The mission of this program is to intervene in the spread of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and reduce the complications of these diseases. The program provides technical and financial assistance to local STD programs for surveillance, case detection through screening, ensuring treatment of known cases, case follow-up, and education. Efforts are coordinated among health care providers screening for syphilis, gonorrhea, and Chlamydia. Other important aspects of this program provide education and prevention counseling of persons impacted by STDs.
Kari Haecker, DIS Field Supervisor at Marion County Health Department Bell Flower Clinic won the Best Oral Presentation Award at the STD Prevention Conference in Atlanta on September 23, 2016. The title of her presentation was, “Using Social Network Analysis to Plan a Focused Intervention for Meth‑using MSM in Indianapolis, IN”
Providers can email STD@isdh.in.gov for copies of the STD treatment guidelines
If you think you might have a STD:
Simple tests can show if you have a STD. DON'T WAIT!
If you think it will go away, think again! IT WON'T!
Most STDs can be treated with antibiotics; follow your doctor's direction and be sure to use all of your medicine.
Above all, your sex partner(s) must be told they have been exposed to an infection. If they are not treated, they can spread the disease, and you may get it again!
DON'T HAVE SEX UNTIL YOU HAVE A CHECKUP.
For additional information, call:
STI Resource Center Hotline
9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. EST (Monday - Friday)
National Hotline at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), both English and Spanish:
1-888-232-6348 TTY Service for the Deaf
CDC-INFO’s operating hours are 8:00 am to 8:00 pm Monday through Friday, Eastern time (ET).
CDC-INFO is closed overnight (8:00 pm to 8:00 am, ET), Saturdays and Sundays, and on major federal holidays (New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day).