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Indiana State Department of Health

HIV/AIDS in Indiana > Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD)

Sexually Transmitted Disease Program

The mission of this program is to intervene in the spread of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and reduce the complications of these diseases.  The program provides technical and financial assistance to local STD programs for surveillance, case detection through screening, ensuring treatment of known cases, case follow-up, and education.  Efforts are coordinated among health care providers screening for syphilis, gonorrhea, and Chlamydia.  Other important aspects of this program provide education and prevention counseling of persons impacted by STDs.


April is STD Awareness Month

Recent CDC data for three nationally-reported STDs—Chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis—show staggering numbers, with cases of all three diseases increasing for the first time since 2006.

The good news?  STDs are preventable! There are steps each of us can take to minimize the negative, long-term consequences of these infections. To prevent STDs, we need to know how to talk about them, when to test for them, and how to treat them.


Toolkit for Managing Syphilis Diagnosis

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  • STD Clinics 
    (Full and Part-Time Sexually Transmitted Disease Clinics)


    STD Morbidity Reporting:

  • Where to Fax STD Morbidity Reports
  •  Indiana's District Reporting System for STDs Brochure
  • Confidential Report of Communicable Diseases - State Form 43823 (R2/11-96) 


      STD Morbidity by District:


      STD DIS Contact Map:

      STD Treatment Guidelines:

      Providers can email for copies of the STD treatment guidelines


        Expedited Partner Therapy for Health Care Professionals in Indiana


        Basic Information

        • The following information will provide a general understanding of STDs.  Listed below are the signs to watch for, how they are contracted, and what happens if you don't get treatment.
        • What are STDs?  STDs are diseases/germs that are passed mainly during sex.  These germs are passed in blood, semen, vaginal fluid, and through breaks in the skin.  STDs are sometimes painful, and they can cause serious health problems.  Some can infect your sexual and reproductive organs, while others cause general body infections.  ALL IT TAKES IS ONE TIME WITH AN INFECTED PERSON TO GET AN STD.


        Sexually Transmitted Disease Fact Sheets














        If you think you might have a STD:

        • See your health care professional
        • Contact your county health department for the nearest STD clinic, or
        • Call you neighborhood family planning clinic

        Simple tests can show if you have a STD. DON'T WAIT!

        If you think it will go away, think again! IT WON'T!

        Most STDs can be treated with antibiotics; follow your doctor's direction and be sure to use all of your medicine.

        Above all, your sex partner(s) must be told they have been exposed to an infection.  If they are not treated, they can spread the disease, and you may get it again!


        For additional information, call:

        STI Resource Center Hotline
        9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. EST (Monday - Friday)


        National Hotline at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), both English and Spanish:

        1-800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636)
        1-888-232-6348 TTY Service for the Deaf

        CDC-INFO’s operating hours are 8:00 am to 8:00 pm Monday through Friday, Eastern time (ET).  
        CDC-INFO is closed overnight (8:00 pm to 8:00 am, ET), Saturdays and Sundays, and on major federal holidays (New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day).