STI Prevention Program
The STI Prevention Program’s clinical services include:
- Provide FREE HIV, chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis screening.
- Provide chlamydia and gonorrhea screening for women at-risk of infertility and pelvic inflammatory disease through the Hawaii Gonorrhea and Chlamydia Screening Program.
- Provide medications for patients who are infected with chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis and who are medically indigent or who are patients of family planning providers participating through the Hawaii Gonorrhea and Chlamydia Screening Program.
- Assist health care provider in locating their patients for treatment.
Counseling and Referral Services
- Provide individual, culturally appropriate, and client-centered counseling and support including risk-reduction plans for patients diagnosed with STI/HIV and their sex or needle-sharing partners.
- Perform notification of patients diagnosed with HIV/AIDS, chlamydia, gonorrhea, or syphilis.
- Provide voluntary, confidential notification and referral to medical services of sex and needle-sharing partners of patients infected with HIV, chlamydia, gonorrhea, or syphilis.
Consultation and Training Activities
- Provide consultation services relating to STI/HIV for the medical community and the public.
- Provide clinical training on STI medical management for medical students and residents.
- Coordinate training in partner management and clinical updates for healthcare providers.
Epidemiology and Intervention Activities
- Coordinate STI/HIV intervention activities with community health agencies and health care providers.
- Monitor antibiotic-resistant N. gonorrhoeae isolates in Hawaii to detect emerging drug-resistant strains and to initiate recommendation of new and appropriate therapy.
- Monitor trends in HIV/AIDS, chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis infections to enable the implementation of prevention and control measures before an outbreak occurs or to identify and implement intervention needs of populations at-risk.