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The goal of Nebraska's Sexually Transmitted Disease Program is to control and prevent sexually transmitted diseases and reduce the burden and cost of these infections.

 
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The Sexually Transmitted Disease Program assists state, local, and community efforts to help prevent the spread of chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, hepatitis, and other STDs.

Confidentiality and surveillance
 
STD reports are strictly confidential. In Nebraska, as in most states, syphilis; gonorrhea; HIV/AIDS; and chlamydia are reported to the appropriate health department. Laboratories and health care providers provide the health department with information for controlling and preventing sexually transmitted diseases. Prompt reporting and accurate identification is important:
  • for clients that may need treatment,
  • for identifying sex partners who may be infected, and
  • for monitoring disease trends.
Intervention and prevention activities
 
Health professionals interview infected people to identify, locate, and treat sex partners, to ensure proper treatment, and to provide information to help prevent reinfection.
 
Screening
 
Testing people who have no signs or symptoms of illness is important in the control of STDs. The Nebraska Infertility Prevention Program works with cooperating family planning and health care facilities throughout the state testing 30,000 persons per year for chlamydia and gonorrhea.

Information and education
 
The program makes available the latest guidelines regarding sexually transmitted diseases and their diagnosis and treatment to Nebraska's STD health care providers. Information and educational materials and posters are distributed to screening sites and community agencies.



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Data and Maps of STDs in Nebraska - PDF format

 

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STD Services in Nebraska


The two county health departments in Lincoln and Omaha operate confidential STD clinics. HIV testing is also available at these locations. A testing fee is charged unless the client is unable to pay. 

The telephone numbers for STD services information are:

Rural Nebraska - STD program health professionals work with local health care providers.  (Map above)

DHHS Contacts

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For more information, contact:
STD Program
Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
P.O. Box 95026
Lincoln, NE 68509-5007
Phone: (402) 471-2937 (ask for STD Program).


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