The Division of STD Prevention and Control is charged with identifying populations at increased risk for infection in order to reduce their chances of developing a sexually transmitted disease (STD), transmitting it to others, and/or developing related complications. Statewide disease intervention staff provide screening, diagnostic, education, treatment, partner notification, and referral services in every county of Alabama.
Chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) are the most frequently reported sexually transmitted diseases within the state of Alabama.
For information on HIV/AIDS, visit the ADPH Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Website.
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STD Clinical Services
To control STDs, the Alabama Department of Public Health County Health Departments operate free, confidential STD clinics statewide. STD patients receive tests for chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis. All STD clinics receive appropriate antibiotics to treat syphilis, chlamydia and gonorrhea. Hepatitis B vaccinations are available in the majority of STD clinic sites. In addition, all STD patients have the opportunity to receive HIV pretest counseling and a confidential HIV test.
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Effective March 24, 2006, Alabama released the following rule regarding the testing of pregnant women for sexually transmitted diseases:
National STD Hotline - (919) 361-8488
The Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) Resource Center Hotline is a program of the American Social Health Association (ASHA) that provides information, materials and referrals to anyone concerned STIs. Health Communication Specialists are on staff to answer STI questions on such topics as transmission, risk reduction, prevention, testing, and treatment.
The hotline, 1-919-361-8488, is open from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (CDT, Monday through Friday.
If you have difficultly reaching a Health Communication Specialist, feel free to access their online STI information section to find answers to questions you may have.
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