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The Florida Department of Health, in conjunction with county health departments, partner clinics, and private providers, provides screening, counseling, treatment and partner notification services to persons infected with or suspected of being infected with STDs. This component includes surveillance with laboratories and other health care providers to ensure rapid reporting, treatment and intervention services. Other components include outreach screenings, notification of cases and at-risk persons residing in other public health jurisdictions and rapid response teams to locate and ensure that infected persons, their partners and other at-risk individuals receive appropriate treatment and intervention activities.
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Provides confidential counseling of infected patients and notification services for sex partners and other at-risk persons to prevent the spread of STD’s.
STD Reporting and Surveillance
Includes analyses of STD case rates, trends and routine surveillance of disease distribution in the statewide community in order to provide timely response to outbreaks, regular reports to providers, the public and legislators. This component includes special analyses of STDs in relationship to broader reproductive health outcomes and HIV/AIDS. Data pertaining to STDs can be found on our Trends & Statistics page.
Provides screening, counseling and partner counseling, and referral services to persons infected with or suspected of being infected with HIV. This component includes HIV pre-test and post-test counseling and linkages to other health care services for HIV-infected clients receiving services from county health departments and other health care providers. Visit the department's HIV site for more information.