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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.

Contact Information

George Walton
STD Program Manager
(515) 281-4936

Kelli Campbell
PCSI Data Analyst
(515) 281-4571

Jo Mostrom
STD Data Coordinator
(515) 281-3031

Randy Mayer
Chief, Bureau of HIV, STD, and Hepatitis
(515) 242-5150

STD Program fax number: (515) 725-1278

Partner Services Field Staff

Mary Costello
Disease Intervention Specialist, Davenport
(563) 326-8216

Ariel Langtimm
Disease Intervention Specialist, Des Moines
(515) 725-2680

Jodie Liebe
Disease Intervention Specialist, Sioux City
(712) 234-3926

Gina Mallett
Disease Intervention Specialist, Waterloo
(319) 292-2235

Linda McQuinn
Disease Intervention Specialist, Council Bluffs
(712) 328-3194

Maggi Vodraska
Disease Intervention Specialist, Des Moines
(515) 281-6087

Shannon Wood
Disease Intervention Specialist, Iowa City
(319) 358-1834