Iowa Statistical Profile, STD Prevention Program Annual Statistics, 2001

(2001) Iowa Statistical Profile, STD Prevention Program Annual Statistics, 2001. Public Health, Department of (Health and Human Services, Department of)


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The Iowa Department of Public Health's Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Prevention Program is continuing it's successful efforts to accomplish state and federal goals. In a rural state like Iowa, the STD Prevention Program must partner with other groups, agencies, and organizations for the delivery of information and services. The STD Prevention Program has established 65 provider sites for gonorrhea and chlamydia screening and treatment. The combination of local health departments and a network of local medical providers are the system that controls these diseases. In the state of Iowa, syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia, HIV and AIDS, are reportable to the Iowa Department of Public Health. By Iowa Code, both the physician who ordered the test and the laboratory who processed the specimen is to report by name and other patient demographics. This information is protected by law and cannot be released to anyone other than individuals (Disease Prevention Specialists) who perform partner notification and partner referral. In Iowa, by law, a minor can be tested and treated for a STD without parental consent.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Hepatitis, Healthcare, Public Health, HIV, STD
Subjects: Health and medicine
Health and medicine > Diseases
Health and medicine > Diseases > AIDS and HIV
Health and medicine > Diseases > Sexually transmitted diseases
Health and medicine > Public health
ID Code: 47840
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 13 Feb 2024 21:02
Last Modified: 13 Feb 2024 21:02