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The Florida Department of Health, along with county health departments, partner clinics, and private providers, provide screening, counseling, treatment, and partner notification services to persons infected with or suspected of being infected with STDs. Laboratory reporting and surveillance analysis are used to identify and report diseases. Other components include outreach events and notification of at-risk persons residing in other public health jurisdictions. It is important that rapid response teams locate infected persons and their partners to provide 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
Analyses of STD case rates, trends, and routine surveillance of disease distribution statewide allows for timely response to outbreaks and producing reports as needed. 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, partner counseling, and referral services to persons infected with or suspected of being infected with HIV. This component includes HIV pre-test, post-test counseling, and linkages to other health care services for HIV-infected clients. Visit the county health department's HIV site for more information.