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Mission:

The Mission of the STI/HIV Section is to stop the spread of STIs & HIV in Kansas

Care:

The Kansas STI/HIV Care Program strives to meet the health care need of Kansans living with HIV by providing services to help establish and retain individuals into medical care. This includes providing the following services: Medications through the statewide AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP); Medical Case Management; Primary Care Services; Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA); Dental Care Services; and Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services through the HOPWA program. Funding for these services is provided by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), within the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). Click here for more informationCare.

Disease Intervention:

The Disease Intervention Program intervenes in the spread of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) by assisting with the treatment, and notifying partners of infected individuals of their exposure to these infections. The Disease Intervention Program focuses on gonorrhea, syphilis, and HIV, but also provides some follow-up with chlamydia. Through Partner Services (PS) we talk with patients who are infected and identify others who are in need of testing and treatment of these infections. We educate both patients and providers about STIs and the most up-to-date treatments, and prevention. The 11 disease investigators (Behavioral Intervention Specialists) in Kansas also work to change individual patient risk behavior through evidence interventions with the goal of reducing the amount of disease in Kansas. Click here for more informationDisease Intervention.

Prevention:

The STI/HIV Prevention Program supports HIV prevention activities in the following program areas: STI/HIV Testing, Prevention with Positives, Condom Distribution, Policy Initiatives, Jurisdictional Planning, Technical Assistance and Capacity Building, and Monitoring and Evaluation. Click here for more informationPrevention.

Special Projects:

Comprehensive Risk Counseling Services (CRCS) is a time limited behavioral intervention program which provides individualized client-centered counseling for the purpose of adopting and maintaining HIV risk reduction behaviors. The program is designed for those individuals having, or likely to have difficulty initiating and sustaining practices that limit the transmission and acquisition of HIV. Click here for more informationSpecial Projects.

Surveillance:

The STI/HIV Surveillance Program monitors HIV/AIDS, syphilis, chlamydia, and gonorrhea case counts and rates across Kansas to observe, predict, and react to outbreaks. Surveillance data is routinely utilized to focus prevention and education efforts throughout the state. and rates across Kansas to observe, predict, and react to outbreaks. Surveillance data is routinely utilized to focus prevention and education efforts throughout the state. Click here for more informationSurveillance.

Stephanie Green, STI/HIV Section Chief
1000 SW Jackson, Suite 210
Topeka, Kansas 66612-1274
(785) 296-5595
(785) 559-4230 - FAX