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The Iowa Department of Public Health's Sexually Transmitted Disease Program is continuing its successful efforts to accomplish state and federal goals. In a rural state like Iowa, the STD Program must partner with other groups, agencies, and organizations for the delivery of information and services. The STD 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, chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, HIV, and AIDS are reportable to the Iowa Department of Public Health. By Iowa Code, both the clinician who ordered the test and the laboratory that processed the specimen are to report names and other patient demographics to IDPH. This information is protected by law and cannot be released to anyone other than individuals (disease intervention specialists and county public health communicable disease investigators) who perform partner notification and partner referral. In Iowa, by law, a minor can be tested and treated for a sexually transmitted disease without parental consent.
STD Program Manager
PCSI Data Analyst
STD Data Coordinator
Chief, Bureau of HIV, STD, and Hepatitis
STD Program fax number: (515) 725-1278
Partner Services Field Staff
Disease Intervention Specialist, Davenport
Disease Intervention Specialist, Sioux City
Disease Intervention Specialist, Waterloo
Disease Intervention Specialist, Council Bluffs
Disease Intervention Specialist, Des Moines
Disease Intervention Specialist, Iowa City