Sexually-Transmitted Disease (STD)
Florida statutes require that many disease be reported to the local County Health Department. The STD program receives all STD case reports and follows up to ensure that prompt and adequate treatment and counseling are provided to slow the spread of disease. Rapid notification enables contacts to access counseling, testing and specialized medical care as needed. This improves health outcomes and prolongs longevity.
Protecting patient confidentiality is the foundation upon which the program is built. Specially trained Disease Intervention Specialists work closely with health care providers, patients and others who may be at high risk. The program also works with both public and private providers in the four county area of St. Lucie, Martin, Indian River and Okeechobee Counties to better serve the area's needs.
Valuable STD Resources:
- Florida Dept. of Health Bureau of STD Prevention & Control --
Includes clinical information, statistics, publications and and other information regarding STDs.
- Centers for Disease Control - STD Prevention Program site
- Southeast Region STD/HIV Prevention Training Center website - Provides education and experience to medical providers.
- MTV: It's Your (Sex) Life website - an informative guide to safe and responsible sex, sponsored by MTV and the Kaiser Foundation.
- University of Arizona -- Sexually transmitted disease interactive questions
- National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases -- information available related to STDs.
Your comments are important. If you have complaints or compliments,
please let the STD Program Manager know about them.
For more information, call (772) 462-3806