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The Iowa Department of Public Health's Sexually Transmitted Disease Program is continuing its successful efforts to accomplish state and federal goals. In a rural state like Iowa, the STD Program must partner with other groups, agencies, and organizations for the delivery of information and services. The STD Program has established 65 provider sites for gonorrhea and chlamydia screening and treatment. The combination of local health departments and a network of local medical providers are the system that controls these diseases.

In the State of Iowa, chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, HIV, and AIDS are reportable to the Iowa Department of Public Health. By Iowa Code, both the clinician who ordered the test and the laboratory that processed the specimen are to report names and other patient demographics to IDPH. This information is protected by law and cannot be released to anyone other than individuals (disease intervention specialists and county public health communicable disease investigators) who perform partner notification and partner referral. In Iowa, by law, a minor can be tested and treated for a sexually transmitted disease without parental consent.

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Check out the IDPH Data Tracking Portal for county-level data on chlamydia and gonorrhea here.

Contact Information

Randy Mayer, Bureau Chief  515-242-5150
George Walton, Program Manager  515-281-4936
Kelli Campbell, PCSI Data Analyst  515-281-4571
Jo Mostrom, STD Treatment and Data Assurance Specialist  515-281-7709
Amanda Casson, STD Data Coordinator  515-281-3031
STD Program fax number  515-725-1278

Partner Services Field Staff

Shannon Wood, Disease Intervention Specialist, Lead, Iowa City 319-358-1834
Mary Costello, Disease Intervention Specialist, Davenport 563-326-8216
Jodie Liebe, Disease Intervention Specialist, Sioux City 712-234-3926
Gina Mallett, Disease Intervention Specialist, Waterloo 319-292-2235
Linda McQuinn, Disease Intervention Specialist, Council Bluffs 712-328-3194
Maggi Vodraska, Disease Intervention Specialist, Des Moines 515-281-6087
Casey Young, Disease Intervention Specialist, Des Moines 515-725-2680