Sexually Transmitted Diseases
For questions, requests and comments, contact the STD section at:
As part of Florida’s Department of Health, Division of Disease Control and Health Protection, the Sexually Transmitted Disease and Viral Hepatitis Section’s mission is to reduce the number of new sexually transmissible disease (STD) infections and prevent disease related complications by promoting sexual health education, identifying diseases early, providing timely treatment, implementing partner services, and collaborating with public and private partners.
HIV, STDs, TB, and viral hepatitis, remain among the leading causes of morbidity and death in Florida especially among at-risk populations.
STDs During Pregnancy, Get the Facts:
Pregnant women and women who think they may be pregnant need to be tested for STDs and HIV (the virus that causes AIDS), as part of prenatal care. Women infected with an STD during pregnancy, left untreated, could experience serious complications, possibly even life-threatening for both mother and baby. It is important to be aware of the harmful effects of STDs and during pregnancy and it is equally important to notify sex partner(s) to be tested and treated to prevent reinfection.