Interstate Communications Control Records (ICCR)

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Background

For several decades, the Interstate Communication Control Record (ICCR) has been used as a resource for STD programs to systematically maintain confidentiality while sharing client information between domestic jurisdictions to conduct public health prevention activities. ICCR facilitates data sharing to ensure at-risk or infected individuals are offered STD prevention services outside of the initiating jurisdiction.  This includes the confidential follow-up of exposed sex partners, infected persons who need treatment or other services, and others in need of STD prevention services. This ICCR document consists of a roster of STD prevention program points of contact (POCs) in the United States, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands, as well as directly-funded cities.  These POCs have been authorized by their STD program directors to accept and share confidential public health information from one jurisdiction to another so that individuals in need of prevention services may be reached promptly, professionally, and confidentially.

The Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) approved a position statement in 2003 (03-ID-10) clarifying processes to be used by health departments in determining residence for disease reporting purposes. The position statement also specifies which jurisdiction should take responsibility for reporting cases to CDC through the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System (NNDSS) when they are determined to live out of jurisdiction at the onset of illness.  Rules guiding decisions for persons on vacation, homeless persons, people with multiple residences, students, military personnel, persons in jails/institutions and foreign nationals are described.  Also included in this position statement are rules clarifying appropriate values for the ‘IMPORTED’ variable in the core National Electronic Telecommunications System for Surveillance (NETSS) record.  This document is a useful reference for most of the situations commonly encountered in STD surveillance. The CSTE position statement can be assessed here: Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists Position Statementpdf iconexternal icon

Confidentiality

Health Departments should consult and follow the recommendations in the Data Security and Confidentiality Guidelines

(See: Data Security and Confidentiality Guidelinespdf icon) to ensure confidentiality is protected and maintained across jurisdictions.  Communications between public health jurisdictions, including the protection of confidential information, is the responsibility of each project area.     Information sharing between jurisdictions should be limited to the ICCR Coordinators to ensure confidentiality is maintained.  Moreover, the Data Security and Confidentiality Guidelines recommend that written data sharing plans serve as a starting point for discussion about data sharing between public health programs.  Having a plan in writing can also formalize procedures and help resolve any conflicts. (See page 7 of the Data Security and Confidentiality Guidelines).   CDC is not directly involved in the sharing of confidential data through ICCR.  Health departments should work collaborative to protect confidentiality across jurisdictions.

Health Departments considering the use of facsimile machines to share information should refer to Appendix F of the Data Security and Confidentiality Guidelines, “Guidelines for the Use of Facsimile Machines”, to identify ways to protect confidentiality when using fax machines.  For your convenience, the ‘Guidelines for the Use of Facsimile Machines’ are also provided on page 74 of this document.

Health Departments considering using mail to transmit their confidential information should develop and follow a written policy on mailing confidential materials for their jurisdiction (for more information see Standard 4.3 on p. 26 in the Data Security and Confidentiality Guidelines).  Regardless of the mechanism, confidential public health information should be shared securely and promptly to ensure public health follow-up is timely and confidential wherever it occurs.

How to use this Document

ICCR should be used to identify and confidentially contact POCs in other jurisdictions to inform them about individuals in their jurisdiction in need of STD prevention services.  Examples of when ICCR may be used to conduct out of jurisdiction (OOJ) activities include individuals living in another state who either have tested positive for an STD or have been named as a sex partner of an infected person. When cross-jurisdictional public health follow-up is needed, staff should gather all pertinent locating, medical, and risk information of the individual in need of services and share it confidentially with their jurisdiction’s ICCR POC.  The initiating ICCR POC will then contact the ICCR POC in the receiving jurisdiction; using ICCR to identify the receiving POC, the acceptable mechanism for information sharing, and type of investigations that are accepted.  In addition to POCs, ICCR lists the type of follow-up each jurisdiction accepts and the desired method of communication.  Through these established points of contact, jurisdictions may share data efficiently and confidentially. The following are common scenarios for sharing STD prevention data. Examples are for illustrative purposes only. Final dispositions should be shared with the initiating project area whenever practical.

Positive Syphilis Laboratory Test

A positive laboratory test, absent any treatment or diagnostic information, should be forwarded from the project area where the test was performed to the patient’s resident project area. Patient contact should follow the receiving project area’s standard protocols and procedures. Any resultant morbidity lies with the resident project area.

Example: John Doe is seen by a health care provider in Worchester Massachusetts and lives in Hartford Connecticut. A positive RPR and FTA are reported to the Massachusetts STD prevention program. No treatment or history exists in Massachusetts. The Massachusetts STD program should forward the positive serology results to the Connecticut STD prevention program for follow-up as per Connecticut’s standard protocols. If a new case of syphilis, morbidity belongs to Connecticut.

Positive Chlamydia and/or Gonorrhea Laboratory Test

A positive laboratory test, with or without treatment or diagnostic information, should be forwarded from the project area where the test was performed to the patient’s resident project area. Patient contact should follow the receiving project area’s standard protocols and procedures. Morbidity lies with the resident project area.

Example: Jane Doe is seen by a health care provider in Milwaukee Wisconsin, and lives in Chicago Illinois. A positive GC NAAT is reported to the Wisconsin STD Prevention program. Treatment is verified. The Wisconsin STD prevention program should forward the positive GC NAAT result and treatment information to the Chicago STD prevention program for follow-up as per Chicago’s standard protocols. Morbidity belongs to Chicago. Data sharing process remains the same if treatment was not provided; information should be forwarded to the Chicago STD prevention program for follow-up as per their protocols. Morbidity still belongs to Chicago.

Diagnosed Case of Syphilis

A confirmed case of syphilis (positive laboratory plus verified treatment and diagnosis) should be forwarded from the project area where the case was diagnosed and treated to the patient’s resident project area. Initiating project area should note the need (or not) for interview and partner services. Patient contact should follow the receiving project area’s standard protocols and procedures. Any resultant morbidity lies with the resident project area.

Example: John Smith is diagnosed with secondary syphilis and appropriately treated in Washington DC and lives in Potomac Maryland. The DC STD prevention program should forward all necessary case information to the Maryland STD prevention program for follow-up as per Maryland’s standard protocols. Morbidity lies with Maryland.

Partner Services

Partner information should be forwarded from the project area where the information was gathered to the partner’s resident project area. Follow-up will proceed according to the receiving project area’s standard protocols as reflected in this document (some project areas will NOT accept partners to CT or GC).

Example: Jane Smith is named as a contact to an early-latent case of syphilis in New Orleans Louisiana. Jane lives in Dallas Texas. The Louisiana STD prevention program should forward all necessary information to provide partner notification services to Jane to the Texas STD prevention program.

There is no need to forward any ICCR requests, domestic or international, to DSTDP. Data sharing should occur directly between STD-PCHD project areas.

The following pages list the STD ICCR points of contact in each of the STD-PCHD-awarded project areas (fifty states, seven directly-funded cities, and two territories), as well as all provinces in Canada. HIV ICCR points of contact are included to facilitate data sharing for the purposes of HIV prevention activities.

Updates to STD ICCR points of contact can be sent to std_pchd@cdc.gov.

ALABAMA

Alabama Department of Public Health-STD Division
201 Monroe St.
Montgomery, AL 36104
Hours of Operation: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm Central
Note: OOJ information must provide minimum patient location information e.g. name or telephone number or address or all of the above.
Point of Contact: Supervisor Beverly Frank
Main Number: 334-206-5350

Syphilis

Point of Contact: Brenda Cole
Phone: 334 206-7032 (confidential voice)
Fax: 334-206-2768 Email: Brenda.Cole@adph.state.al.us

Point of Contact: Beverly Thomas
Phone: 334 206-2772 (confidential voice)
Email: beverly.thomas@adph.state.al.us

Point of Contact: Anthony Merriweather
Phone: 334 206-2765 (confidential voice)
Email: anthony.merriweather@adph.state.al.us

Syphilis stages/reactors accepted and followed: All syphilis stages.
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: Securely call, fax, or mail to POC.
Return of disposition/time frame: Yes; two weeks

HIV

Point of Contact: Brenda Cole or Beverly Thomas or Anthony Merriweather
(Contact information is same as above.)

HIV cases/contacts followed: All HIV cases/contacts.
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: Securely call, fax, or mail to POC.
Return of disposition/time frame: Yes; one month

Gonorrhea (GC)

Point of Contact: Brenda Cole or Beverly Thomas or Anthony Merriweather
(Contact information is same as above.)

GC cases/contacts accepted and followed: All GC cases/ contacts.

Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: Securely call, fax, or mail to POC.
Return of disposition/time frame: Yes; two weeks.

Chlamydia (CT)

Point of Contact: Brenda Cole or Beverly Thomas or Anthony Merriweather
(Contact information is same as above.)

Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: Securely mail all correspondence to:
201 Monroe St., Montgomery, AL 36104.                                                                            Return of disposition/time frame: Yes, two weeks.

ALASKA

State of Alaska – Dept. of Health & Social Services
Section of Epidemiology – HIV/STD Program
3601 C Street, Suite 540
Anchorage, AK 99503
907-269-8000
Hours of Operation: 8:00am and 4:30pm (Alaska Time Zone)
(Alaska Time Zone is 4 hours behind Eastern Time)

Syphilis

Point of Contact: Jennifer “Claire” Stump
Email: Jennifer.stump@alaska.gov (please do not email confidential information)
Phone: 907-269-8063 (confidential line)
Fax: 907-561-4239 (confidential line)

Backup Point of Contact: Nathan Wormington
Email:  Nathan.wormington@alaska.gov (please do not email confidential information)
Phone: 907-269-8087 (confidential line)
Fax: 907-561-4239 (confidential line)

Syphilis stages/reactors accepted and followed: All P&S, EL cases and all named partners, sexual network contacts, and associates. Internet partners will be followed.

Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: Securely fax or call POC.

*Please include originating agency name and point of contact information on all transmissions.
Return of disposition/time frame: All dispositions will be returned upon closure.

For syphilis record searches contact: Fax to Claire Stump at 907-561-4239 (confidential line) or call Claire Stump at 907-269-8063 (confidential line).

HIV

Point of Contact: Jennifer “Claire” Stump
Email: Jennifer.stump@alaska.gov (please do not email confidential information)
Phone: 907-269-8063 (confidential line)
Fax: 907-561-4239 (confidential line)

Backup Point of Contact: Sarah Brewster
Email: sarah.brewster@alaska.gov (please do not email confidential information)
Phone: 907-269-8057 (confidential line)
Fax: 907-561-4239 (confidential line)

HIV cases/contacts followed: All named partners, sexual network contacts and associates; all newly identified infections; prior infections with a current STD or when named as an unsafe partner. Internet partners will be followed.

Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: Securely call or fax POC.

*Please include originating agency name and point of contact information on all transmissions.
Return of disposition/time frame: All dispositions will be returned upon closure.

Gonorrhea (GC) / Chlamydia (CT)

Point of Contact: Hesper Clemons
Email: hesper.clemons@alaska.gov (please do not email confidential information)
Phone: 907-269-8064 (confidential line)
Fax: 907-561-4239 (confidential line)

Backup Point of Contact: Jennifer “Claire” Stump
Email: Jennifer.stump@alaska.gov (please do not email confidential information)
Phone: 907-269-8063 (confidential line)
Fax: 907-561-4239 (confidential line)

GC/CT cases/contacts are not currently being assigned for public health intervention.

Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: Securely call or fax POC.
*Please include originating agency name and point of contact information on all transmissions

ARIZONA

The following information is intended for jurisdictions outside of Arizona. This section identifies the 4 reportable STD’s, the point of contact, and information required from the jurisdiction for follow-up from Arizona county health departments. In the absence of the ICCR Coordinator, an alternative contact person will assume this role. All Arizona health departments and out of jurisdiction entities will be notified of the temporary contact information in advance.

Arizona Department of Health Services
Sexually Transmitted Disease Control Program
150 N. 18th Ave, Ste 280
Phoenix, AZ 85007-3237
Phone: 480-433-4803 (confidential)
Fax: 602-542-0150 (confidential)

Syphilis

Point of Contact: Letty Medina
Email: Letty.Medina@azdhs.gov
Phone: 480-433-4803 (confidential)
Fax: 602-542-0150 (confidential)

Accepted and followed:
Syphilis reactors and contacts to Syphilis cases (with the exception of (745) Late, Latent Syphilis).
MUST include demographic information (complete name or alias, DOB or age, city/state or county/state).
Documentation of previous attempts of locating and outcome; phone calls, e-mails, texts, place of employment, etc.
Exposure dates and pregnancy status of contacts.

Methods of transmitting confidential patient data:
Call or fax attention to POC

Return of disposition and time frame:
By request
4 Weeks

Congenital Cases (ONLY)

Point of Contact:  Bree Anderson
Email:  Breanne.anderson@azdhs.gov
Phone:  602-542-9367 (confidential)
Fax:  602-542-0150 (confidential)

Methods of transmitting confidential patient data:
Call or fax, attention to POC

Return of disposition and time frame:
By request

Gonorrhea:

Point of Contact: Letty Medina
Email: Letty.Medina@azdhs.gov
Phone: 602-364-4666 (confidential)
Fax: 602-542-0150 (confidential)

Accepted and followed:
Only accept with Syphilis (with the exception of (745) Late, Latent Syphilis).

Methods of transmitting confidential patient data:
Call or fax attention to POC

Return of disposition time frame:
By request
2 Weeks

Chlamydia

Point of Contact: Letty Medina
Email: Letty.Medina@azdhs.gov
Phone: 602-364-4666 (confidential)
Fax: 602-542-0150 (confidential)

Accepted and followed:
Only accept with Syphilis (with the exception of (745) Late, Latent Syphilis).

Methods of transmitting confidential patient data:
Call or fax attention to POC
Disposition will not be returned.

HIV

*The ADHS HIV Surveillance Program processes all HIV cases/contacts and HIV co-morbid cases/contacts. Please follow up with ADHS HIV Surveillance Point of Contact below*

Point of Contact: Rosalinda Avila
Email:  Rosalinda.Avila@azdhs.gov
Phone: 602-364-3655 (confidential)
Fax: 602-542-1120 (confidential)

HIV cases/contacts accepted and followed:
All newly identified HIV and co-morbid infections and contacts to HIV cases.
Must include demographic information (complete name or alias, age/DOB, and race/ethnicity) and at least two forms of locating information including; specific and complete description of the contact/case, address, phone number or directions for locating contact/case.

Documentation of previous attempts of locating and outcome; phone calls, e-mails, texts, place of employment, etc.

Methods of transmitting confidential patient data:
Call or fax attention to ADHS HIV Surveillance POC
Return of disposition time frame: 2 weeks

ARKANSAS

Arkansas Department of Health
STI/HIV/Hepatitis C/Tuberculosis Section
4815 West Markham Street, Mail slot # 33
Little Rock, AR 72205-3867

Hours of Operation: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday CST (except holidays).

Syphilis

Point of Contact: Marie Wilson
Email: Eleanor.Wilson@arkansas.gov
Phone: 501-280-4036
Fax: 501-661-2035

Syphilis stages/reactors accepted and followed: Partners, associates and sexual network contacts, all syphilis reactors under 45; all pregnant patients.
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: Call, fax of mail POC.
Return of disposition/time frame: Yes, twenty days (allowed ten working days).

HIV

Point of Contact: Keeven Murphy
Email: Keeven.Murphy@arkansas.gov
Phone: 501-661-2887
Fax: 501-280-4120
HIV cases/cases followed: All
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: Call, fax of mail POC.
Return of disposition/time frame: Yes, twenty days (ten working days).

Gonorrhea (GC)

Point of Contact: Jawaski Fisher
Email: Jawaski.Fisher@arkansas.gov
Phone: 501-280-4143
Fax: 501-661-2035

Point of Contact: Marlene Roy
Email: Marlene.Roy@arkansas.gov
Phone: 501-661-2140
Fax: 501-661-2035

GC cases/contacts accepted and followed: All
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: Call, fax of mail POC.
Return of disposition/time frame: Yes, twenty days (ten working days).

Chlamydia (CT)

Point of Contact: Marlene Roy
Email: Marlene.Roy@arkansas.gov
Phone: 501-661-2140
Fax: 501-661-2035

Point of Contact: Jawaski Fisher
Email: Jawaski.Fisher@arkansas.gov
Phone: 501-280-4143
Fax: 501-661-2035

CT cases/contacts accepted and followed: All
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: Call, fax or securely mail POC
Return of disposition/time frame: Yes, twenty days (ten working days)

BALTIMORE CITY

STD/HIV Prevention Program
1001 East Fayette Street
Baltimore MD 21202

Hours of Operation: 9:00 am to 4:30 pm.

Syphilis

Point of Contact: Carla Latney Health Program Administrator
Email: Carla.Latney@baltimorecity.gov
Phone: 410-396-4448
Fax: 410-625-0688

Point of Contact: Rhonda Overton, Administrative Assistance Title 3
Email: Rhonda.Overton@baltimorecity.gov
Phone: 410-396-4448
Fax: 410-625-0688

Syphilis stages/reactors accepted and followed: We accept all syphilis reactors and partners to syphilis cases. Please provide as much locating information as possible.
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: Call or fax POINT OF CONTACT
Return of disposition/time frame: Yes, return disposition in two weeks. Please call POINT OF CONTACT to check on disposition if you do not receive a return call.

HIV

Point of Contact: Carla Latney, Health Program Administrator
(Contact information is same as above.)

Point of Contact: Rhonda Overton, Administrative Assistance Title 3
(Contact information is same as above)

Point of Contact: Nathalie Wilson, HIV reactor desk coordinator
Email: Nathalie.wilson@baltimorecity.gov
Phone: 410-396-4448

HIV cases/contacts followed: We accept all HIV reactors and partners to HIV cases. Please provide as much locating information as possible.
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: Call or fax POINT OF CONTACT.
Return of disposition/time frame: 30 days

Gonorrhea (GC)

Point of Contact: Carla Latney Health Program Administrator
(Contact information is same as above.)

Point of Contact: Rhonda Overton, Administrative Assistance Title 3
(Contact information is same as above)

GC cases/contacts accepted and followed: We do not accept contacts for follow-up.
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: Call or fax POINT OF CONTACT.
Return of disposition/time frame: Yes, return disposition in two weeks. Please call POINT OF
CONTACT to check on disposition if you do not receive a return call.

Chlamydia (CT)

Point of Contact: Carla Latney Health Program Administrator
(Contact information is same as above).

Point of Contact: Rhonda Overton, Administrative Assistance Title 3
(Contact information same as above)

CT cases/contacts accepted and followed: We do not accept contacts for follow-up.
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: Call or fax POINT OF CONTACT.
Return of disposition/time frame: Yes, return disposition in two weeks. Please call POINT OF CONTACT to check on disposition if you do not receive a return call.

CALIFORNIA

(Not including Los Angeles or San Francisco; these areas are listed below)
California Department of Public Health
STD Control Branch, MS 7320
1616 Capitol Avenue, Suite 74.660
P.O. Box 997377
Sacramento, CA 95899-7377
Hours of Operation: 7:30am – 3:30pm PST

Surveillance Supervisor: Denise Gilson
Phone: 916-552-9812

Syphilis

Point of Contact: Kirsten Taylor (Same address as listed above)
Phone: 916-552-9811 (with confidential voice mail)
Fax: 916-636-6212
Email: Kirsten.taylor@cdph.ca.gov
Syphilis stages/reactors accepted and followed: All P&S, EL; reactors followed per California Project Area (CPA) reactor grid and local health jurisdiction reactor grids.
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: Call or fax POC.
Return of disposition/time frame: Yes, two weeks-one month (depending on local HD).

Partners to HIV

Point of Contact: Kirsten Taylor (Same contact information as listed above)
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: Call or fax POC .
Return of disposition/time frame: Yes, two weeks- one month (depending upon local HD).

Gonorrhea (GC)

Point of Contact: Kirsten Taylor (Same contact information as listed above)
GC cases/contacts accepted and followed: Only accepts and follows up on patients who are infected with GC and need treatment. GC contacts may not be followed by all local health jurisdictions.
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: Call or fax POC.
Return of disposition/time frame: Yes, Two weeks-one month (depending upon local health
jurisdiction).

Chlamydia (CT)

Point of Contact: Kirsten Taylor (Same contact information as listed above)
CT cases/contacts accepted and followed: Only accepts and follows up on patients who are infected with CT and need treatment. CT contacts may not be followed by all local health jurisdictions.
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: Call or fax POC.
Return of disposition/time frame: No

CHICAGO

Chicago Department of Public Health
STI/HIV Division, STI Surveillance Unit
333 S. State Street, Suite 210
Chicago, Illinois 60604
Hours of Operation: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Program Director, Tammy Rutledge, MHA, ASQ CQA
312/747-9661

Syphilis

Point of Contact: Maria Vega
Email: maria.vega2@cityofchicago.org
Phone: 312-747-0372
Secure Fax: 312-747-0699 (secure fax) Backup Fax: 312-745-3923
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: secure fax or secure email (HAN), NO PHONE CALLS

HIV

Point of Contact: Luz Vazquez-Perez
Phone: 312-744-7432
Email: luz.Vazquez-Perez@cityofchicago.org

Chlamydia

Point of Contact: Maria Vega
Email: maria.vega2@cityofchicago.org
Phone: 312-747-0372
Secure Fax: 312-747-0699 (secure fax) Backup Fax: 312-745-3923
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: secure fax or secure email (HAN), NO PHONE CALLS

Gonorrhea

Point of Contact: Maria Vega
Email: maria.vega2@cityofchicago.org
Phone: 312-747-0372
Secure Fax: 312-747-0699 (secure fax) Backup Fax: 312-745-3923
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: secure fax or secure email (HAN), NO PHONE CALLS
To share ICCR information by secure e-mail, please visit Chicago HAN to register for the service.

COLORADO

Colorado Dept. of Public Health & Environment
STI/HIV Laboratory Surveillance Unit
DCEED-STD-A3
4300 Cherry Creek Drive South
Denver, CO 80246-1530
Hours of Operation: 8:00am to 5:00pm MT

Syphilis

Point of Contact: Adrianna Hervey
Email: adrianna.hervey@state.co.us
Phone: 303-692 2694
Fax: 303-782 5393
Syphilis stages/reactors accepted and followed: P&S, EL/ All reactors and all ages. Cases and Contacts.  Please include exposure dates.
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: Phone or fax POC
Return of disposition/time frame:  Yes, thirty days.

HIV

Point of Contact: Adrianna Hervey
HIV cases/contacts followed: All newly diagnosed. Cases and Contacts. Please include exposure dates.
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data:  Phone or fax POC.
Return of disposition/time frame:  Yes, thirty days

Gonorrhea (GC)

Point of Contact: Adrianna Hervey
GC cases/contacts accepted and followed only Resistant GC. Cases and Contacts. Please include exposure dates
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: Phone or fax POC.
Return of disposition/time frame:  No

Chlamydia (CT)

Point of Contact: Adrianna Hervey
CT cases/contacts accepted and followed: None at this time.
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: Phone or fax POC
Return of disposition/time frame:  No

Back Up Contact: Nedra Freeman
Email: nedra.freeman@state.co.us
Phone: 303-692-2705
Fax: 303-782 5393

CONNECTICUT

Connecticut Department of Health
410 Capitol Avenue,
MS#11STD
Hartford, CT 06134-0308
Hours of Operation: 9:00am – 4:00pm

Syphilis

Point of Contact: Angela Cumberbatch
Email: angela.cumberbatch@ct.gov
Phone: 860-509-7920
Fax: 860-509-7275

Syphilis stages/reactors accepted and followed: All syphilis stages/reactors accepted.
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: Call or fax POC.
Return of disposition/time frame: four weeks

HIV

Point of Contact: Angela Cumberbatch (Same contact information as listed above)
HIV cases/contacts followed: All cases and contacts are followed.
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: Call or fax POC.
Return of disposition/time frame: four weeks

Gonorrhea (GC)

Point of Contact: Angela Cumberbatch (Same contact information as listed above).
GC cases/contacts accepted and followed: All cases/contacts
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: Call or fax POC.
Return of disposition/time frame: four weeks

Chlamydia (CT)

Point of Contact: Angela Cumberbatch (Same contact information as listed above).
CT cases/contacts accepted and followed: CT cases only
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: Call or fax POC.
Return of disposition/time frame: four weeks

DELAWARE

State of Delaware
Division of Public Health
STD Program
417 Federal Street
Dover, DE 19901

Hours of Operation: 8:00am – 3:00pm, EST

Syphilis

Point of Contact: Shane Dearman
Phone: 302-744-1025 (direct line)
Email: Shane.dearman@delaware.gov
Syphilis stages/reactors accepted and followed: All P&S, EL/ all reactors under age 60.
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: Call POC.
Return of disposition/time frame: Yes, two weeks

HIV- CASES

Point of Contact: Jim Dowling
Phone: 302-744-1016
Email: James.Dowling@delaware.gov
HIV cases/contacts followed: All new infections; prior infections with a current STD
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: Call POC.
Return of disposition/time frame: Yes, two weeks.

HIV- Partners

Point of Contact: Brianna Kresse
Phone: 302-744-1018
Email:
Brianna.Kresse@delaware.gov

HIV partners followed: All new infections; prior infections with a current STD
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: Call POC.
Return of disposition/time frame: Yes, two weeks.

Gonorrhea (GC)

Point of Contact: Shane Dearman
Phone: 302-744-1025
Email: Shane.Dearman@delaware.gov

GC cases/contacts accepted and followed: infected and untreated patients only.
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: Call POC for infected, untreated follow-ups.

Securely mail contacts to: Shane Dearman DPH/STD Program, 417 Federal Street, Dover, DE 19901.
Return of disposition/time frame: No

Chlamydia (CT)

Point of Contact: Shane Dearman
Phone: 302-744-1025
Email: Shane.Dearman@delaware.gov

CT cases/contacts accepted and followed: infected and untreated patients only.
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: Call POC for infected, untreated follow-ups.

Mail contacts to: Shane Dearman DPH/STD Program, 417 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901.
Return of disposition/time frame: No

FLORIDA

Florida Department of Health
4052 Bald Cypress Way
Bin A-19
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1716

Hours of Operation:  8:00am to 5:00pm, ET

Syphilis and HIV Record Searches

Point of Contact: Lashunda “Dali” Williams: Conducts both incoming and outgoing 700/900 record searches requests.
Email: Lashunda.Williams@flhealth.gov
Phone: (850) 756-1310 or (850) 901-6607
Fax: 850-412-2204

HIV Backup (900 record searches):
Point of Contact: Della Buckles, conducts 900 record searches
Phone: (850) 245-4582

Alternate Backup:
Point of Contact: Dan George
Phone: (850) 245-4314

Syphilis Partner Services

Point of Contact: Valerie Ellis
Email: Valerie.Ellis@flhealth.gov
Phone: 850-245-4325 or (850) 553-0289
Fax: 850-412-2204

Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: Call, fax Return of disposition/time frame: Two weeks
For contacts, please provide stage of disease exposure (i.e., contact to 710, 720, 730, 755).
Syphilis contacts must include demographic information (complete name or alias, DOB or age, city/state or phone number) to initiate any partner.

HIV Partner Services

Point of Contact: Valerie Ellis
Email: Valerie.Ellis@flhealth.gov
Phone: 850-245-4325 or (850) 553-0289
Fax: 850-412-2204

HIV cases/contacts followed: All HIV positives; partners with exposure dates greater than one year.

If patient is a spouse we will follow exposure ten years back.
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: Call, fax
Return of disposition/time frame: One month

Gonorrhea/Chlamydia Partner Services and Incoming Morbidity

Point of Contact: Valerie Ellis
Email: Valerie.Ellis@flhealth.gov
Phone: 850-245-4325 or (850) 553-0289
Fax: 850-412-2204

All Positive Outgoing Morbidity Reports for GC/CT

Point of Contact: LaShunda “Dali”Williams
Email: LaShunda.Williams@flhealth.gov
Phone: (850) 756-1310 or (850) 901-6607
Fax: 850-412-2204
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: Fax or mail

GEORGIA

Georgia Department of Public Health/STD Office
2 Peachtree Street NW 13th Floor
Atlanta, GA 30303
Main Fax: 404-657-3133
Hours of Operation: 8:30am – 6:30pm EST

Syphilis Record Searches

Point of Contact: Tinya Johnson
Email: Tinya.Johnson@dph.ga.gov
Phone: 404-232-1749
Fax: 404-657-3133
Record Searches: All syphilis

Syphilis/HIV

Point of Contact: Sonji Casterlow
Email: Sonji.Casterlow@dph.ga.gov
Phone: 404-657-2594
Fax:
404-657-3133

Syphilis reactors accepted and followed:
All syphilis reactors under age of 50 with less than one year from date of specimen
Anyone over 50 must have titer of 1:16 or greater

Syphilis contacts accepted and followed: All with less than one year exposure to early syphilis case
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: phone or fax
Return of disposition/time frame: Fourteen (14) days for contacts.

HIV cases/contacts accepted and followed: Less than one year from date of specimen or last exposure; spouse – up to ten years.
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: fax and mail (actual lab report is needed for initiation for all positive reactors).
Return of disposition/time frame: Fourteen (14) days for contacts.

Back-Up Point of Contact: Mildred Banks, STD Prevention Services Senior Manager
Email: Mildred.Banks@dph.ga.gov
Phone: 404-463-0812
Fax: 404-657-3133

Gonorrhea (GC) and Chlamydia (CT)

GC cases accepted: All
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: fax and mail.
Morbidity only- no return disposition

HAWAII

State of Hawaii Dept. of Health
STD / AIDS Prevention Branch
3627 Kilauea Ave Room 304
Honolulu, HI 96816
Hours of Operation: 8:00am – 4:00 pm HST (5 hours behind Eastern in winter; 6 in DST).
**We do not accept referrals of cases through email. Send copies of Field Records and confirming lab reports.

Syphilis

Point of Contact: Alan Komeya
Email: alan.komeya@doh.hawaii.gov
Phone: 808-733-9861
Fax: 808-733-9291

Backup Point of Contact: Katherine Sung
Email: katherine.sung@doh.hawaii.gov
Phone: 808-733-9863
Fax: 808-733-9291
Syphilis stages/reactors accepted and followed: All syphilis stages/reactors.
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: Call POC.
Return of disposition/time frame: Two weeks update; will return disposition in one month.

HIV

Point of Contact: Alexis Charpentier
Email:
alexis.charpentier@doh.hawaii.gov
Phone: 808-733-4383
Fax: 808-733-9015

Backup Point of Contact: Kiana Fukunaga
Email: kiana.fukunaga@doh.hawaii.gov
Phone: 808-733-4072
Fax: 808-733-9015

HIV cases followed: All newly identified; prior infection; and co-infection with other STDs.
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: Call or fax POC. Always send a copy of the Field/Interview Record.
Return of disposition/time frame: Two weeks

Gonorrhea (GC)

Point of Contact: Same contact information as listed above for Syphilis
GC cases/contacts accepted and followed: All infected and untreated cases/contacts
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: Call POC.
Return of disposition/time frame: We return Antibiotic-resistant or treatment failure GC. Weekly update with one month disposition.

Chlamydia (CT)

Point of Contact: Same contact information as listed above for Syphilis
CT cases/contacts accepted and followed: All infected and untreated cases/contacts
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: Send Field/Interview Record via postal mail.
Return of disposition/time frame: One month

IDAHO

Idaho Department of Health and Welfare
Epidemiology Program, Bureau of Communicable Disease Control
450 W State Street, 4th Floor
PO Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720
Hours of Operation: 8:00am – 5:00pm Mountain Standard Time

Syphilis

Point of Contact: Luis Vela, MPH, Epidemiologist
Email: Luis.Vela@dhw.idaho.gov
Phone: 208-332-7213
Fax: 208-332-7307

Secondary Point of Contact: CathyCJ” Ayotte, Epidemiology Surveillance Specialist
Email: CJ.Ayotte@dhw.idaho.gov
Phone: 208-334-0646
Fax: 208-332-7307

Syphilis stages/reactors accepted and followed: All syphilis cases, contact tracing will be initiated for all contacts to early syphilis.
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: You may fax (our fax is confidential), phone (voicemail is confidential), or mail POC.
Return of disposition/time frame: One month

HIV

Point of Contact: Jared Bartschi, MHE, Epidemiologist
Email: Jared.Bartschi@dhw.idaho.gov
Phone: 208-334-5944
Fax: 208-332-7307

Secondary Point of Contact:  CJ Ayotte
(Same contact information as listed above)

HIV cases/contacts followed: All cases; contact tracing will be accepted for recently diagnosed HIV infection (past 12 months).
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: Fax (our fax is confidential), phone (voicemail is confidential), or mail POC.
Return of disposition/time frame: One month

Gonorrhea (GC)

Point of Contact: Luis Vela and CJ Ayotte
(Same information as listed above).

GC cases/contacts accepted and followed: All GC cases accepted for reporting; contact tracing will be accepted but will be completed at the discretion of the local health department.
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: You may call (leave message on voicemail confidential), or fax (confidential) or you may mail correspondence to our POC at the address listed above.
Return of disposition/time frame: One month

Chlamydia (CT)

Point of Contact: Luis Vela and CJ Ayotte
(Same contact information as listed above)

CT cases/contacts accepted and followed: All CT cases accepted for reporting; contact tracing will be accepted but will be completed at the discretion of the local health department.
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: Same
Return of disposition/time frame: One month

ILLINOIS

Excluding City of Chicago
Illinois Department of Public Health; STD Program
525 W. Jefferson St., Ground Floor
Springfield, IL. 62761
Hours of Operation: 8:30am – 5:00pm, Central Time

Syphilis

Point of Contact: Margie Smith
Email: Marguerite.Smith@illinois.gov
Phone: 217-524-3919 Confidential
Fax: 217-524-5443 Confidential

Secondary Point of Contact: John Creviston
Email: John.Creviston@illinois.gov
Phone: 217-782-2747
Fax: 217-524-5443 Confidential

Syphilis stages/reactors accepted and followed: All reactors within jurisdiction.
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: Use secure fax listed above.
Return of disposition/time frame: Yes, four weeks contacts to syphilis.

Gonorrhea (GC)

Point of Contact: Lynette Mckinney-Colman
Email: Lynette.Mckinney-colman@Illinois.gov
Phone: 217-782-2747
Fax: 217-524-5443 Confidential

GC cases/contacts accepted and followed: Infected cases treated & untreated and contacts.
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: Mail or fax to POC.
Return of disposition/time frame: Dispositions for contacts to GC are not reported.

Chlamydia (CT)

Point of Contact: Lynette Mckinney-Colman (Contact information same as above.)
CT cases/contacts accepted and followed: Infected cases treated & untreated and contacts.
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: Mail or fax POC.
Return of disposition/time frame: Dispositions for contacts to CT are not reported.

HIV

Primary Point of Contact: Brittany Koonce
Email: Brittany.Koonce@illinois.gov
Phone: 217-557-9056
Fax: 217-557-3675 (secure fax)

HIV cases/contacts followed: All newly identified infections/contacts and prior HIV positive persons lost to Care case management.
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: Contact HIV Counseling and Testing Section or fax correspondence.
Return of disposition/time frame: Dispositions to be returned no later than thirty days.

INDIANA

Indiana State Department of Health
HIV/STD Division – STD Program
2 N. Meridian 6C
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Hours of Operation: 8 AM to 4 PM EST

Syphilis

Point of Contact: Emily Fussell, STD Specialist & Camille Singh, STD Specialist
Email: Email: efussell@isdh.in.gov csingh@isdh.in.gov
Phone: 317-233-7005 or 317-401-8296
Fax: 317-234-0144

Confidential REDCap Survey: https://redcap.isdh.in.gov/surveys/?s=39P4JW9DFCexternal icon*

*If your locality is authorized to use the REDCap survey function, please use the following tips for a successful entry:

  • Please select “OOS” as the district
  • Please put “999” for “NBS Patient ID”
    Please select “historical information” for a record search request
  • Please enter P-, A-, or S- referral basis and disease code in comment section if a partner, associate, or social contact  

 Syphilis stages/reactors accepted and followed: All confirmed/probable cases of Primary, Secondary, Early NP-NS, and Late/Unknown Duration. All partners to Primary, Secondary, and Early NP-NS. Partners to Late or Unknown Duration only if OP’s titer is 1:64 or greater or the partner is known to be pregnant (regardless of OP’s titer)

Preferred Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: Fax or call POC.
Return Disposition/time frame: Thirty (30) days

HIV

Point of Contact: Reina Valdez, NBS Specialist
Email: RValdez@isdh.in.gov

Phone: 317-232-0458
Fax: 317-234-0144

Confidential REDCap Survey: https://redcap.isdh.in.gov/surveys/?s=39P4JW9DFCexternal icon*

*If your locality is authorized to use the REDCap survey function, please use the following tips for a successful entry:

  • Please select “OOS” as the district
  • Please put “999” for “NBS Patient ID”
    Please select “historical information” for a record search request
  • Please enter P-, A-, or S- referral basis and disease code in comment section if a partner, associate, or social contact  

 Preferred Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: Fax or call POC.
HIV cases/contacts followed: All new HIV/AIDS diagnoses who have not been identified as positive/have positive testing within the last 5 years. All partners to HIV/AIDS whose exposures occur within the last 12 months.

Return of disposition/timeframe: Thirty (30) days

Gonorrhea

Point of Contact: Emily Fussell, STD Specialist & Camille Singh, STD Specialist
Email: Email: efussell@isdh.in.gov csingh@isdh.in.gov
Phone: 317-233-7005 or 317-401-8296
Fax: 317-234-0144

Confidential REDCap Survey: https://redcap.isdh.in.gov/surveys/?s=39P4JW9DFCexternal icon*

*If your locality is authorized to use the REDCap survey function, please use the following tips for a successful entry:

  • Please select “OOS” as the district
  • Please put “999” for “NBS Patient ID”
    Please select “historical information” for a record search request
  • Please enter P-, A-, or S- referral basis and disease code in comment section if a partner, associate, or social contact  

 Preferred Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: Fax or call POC.
GC cases/contacts accepted and followed: All confirmed cases of gonorrhea. Partners who have been exposed within the last 60 days and are: 25 years of age and younger or pregnant (regardless of age).

Return of disposition/timeframe: Thirty (30) days

Chlamydia

Point of Contact: Emily Fussell, STD Specialist & Camille Singh, STD Specialist
Email: Email: efussell@isdh.in.gov csingh@isdh.in.gov
Phone: 317-233-7005 or 317-401-8296
Fax: 317-234-0144

Preferred Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: Fax or call POC.
CT cases/contacts accepted and followed: All confirmed cases of chlamydia. Indiana does not accept any chlamydia monoinfection for partner follow-up. Partner must be exposed to chlamydia and another disease within the last 60 days.

Return of disposition/timeframe: Thirty (30) days

Alternate POC for all infections: Olivia Ridgeway, Operations Manager
Email: oridgeway@isdh.in.gov
Phone: 317-233-7418
Fax: 317-234-0144
Preferred Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: Fax or call alternate POC

IOWA

Iowa Department of Public Health
Bureau of HIV, STD, and Hepatitis (Code #00)
321 E. 12th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319-0075
Hours of Operations: 8:00am – 4:00pm, CST

Syphilis

Point of Contact: Katy Cremer
Email: kathryn.cremer@idph.iowa.gov
Phone: 515-281-3031 (confidential line); FX: 515-725-1278 (confidential)

Backup Point of Contact: Jo Mostrom
Email: Joanne.Mostrom@idph.iowa.gov
Phone: 515-281-7709 (confidential line); FX: 515-725-1278 (confidential)

Syphilis stages/reactors accepted and followed: All syphilis stages/reactors; named partners to primary, secondary, and early latent cases.
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: Fax field record (including all available
demographic, exposure, medical/treatment, and locating information available) and lab results.
Return of disposition/time frame: Four weeks from notification, upon request.

HIV

Point of Contact: Jo Mostrom (Same contact information as listed above)
Backup Point of Contact: Katy Cremer (Same contact information as listed above)
HIV cases/contacts followed: All newly identified infections and named partners.
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: Fax field record (including all available
demographic, exposure, medical/treatment, and locating information available) and lab results.
Return of disposition/time frame: Four weeks from notification, upon request.

Gonorrhea (GC)

Point of Contact: Katy Cremer (Same contact information as listed above)
Backup Point of Contact: Jo Mostrom (Same contact information as listed above)
GC cases/contacts accepted and followed: All cases and named partners
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: Fax field record (including all available
demographic, exposure, medical/treatment, and locating information available) and lab results.
Return of disposition/time frame: No

Chlamydia (CT)

Point of Contact: Katy Cremer (Same contact information as listed above)
Backup Point of Contact: Jo Mostrom (Same contact information as listed above)
CT cases/contacts accepted and followed: CT cases only.
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: Fax field record (including all available
demographic, medical/treatment, and locating information available) and lab results.
Return of disposition/time frame: No

STD Program Manager: George Walton
Email: George.Walton@idph.iowa.gov
Phone: 515-281-4936 (confidential line)
Fax: 515-725-1278 (confidential)

KANSAS

Kansas Department of Health & Environment
1000 SW Jackson, Ste. 210
Topeka, KS 66612

Hours of Operation: 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. CST.

Syphilis:

Point of Contact: Amy Rickenbaker
Email:Amy.Rickenbaker@ks.gov
Phone: 785-296-5596
Fax: 785-559-4225

Backup Point of Contact: Grace Sirois
Email: Grace.Sirois@ks.gov
Phone: 785-296-5597
Fax: 785-559-4225

Syphilis Stages/Reactors accepted and followed: All reactors, contacts for Primary, secondary, and early latent
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: Call or Fax POC.
Return of disposition/time frame: One month

HIV:

Point of Contact for exposed sex partners only: Amy Rickenbaker (Same as above).
Backup Point of Contact: (Same contact information as listed above).

Point of Contact for New HIV Cases: Kristen Row
Email: Kristen.row@ks.gov
Phone: 785-296-5651
HIV cases/contacts followed: All Contacts and All newly identified infections.
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: Call POC.
Return of disposition/time frame: One month

Gonorrhea (GC):

Point of Contact: Amy Rickenbaker (Same contact information as listed above)
GC cases/contacts accepted and followed: Only infected cases
Method of transmitting confidential data: Fax completed Field Record to 785-559-4225
Return of disposition/time frame: No dispositions provided

Chlamydia (CT):

Point of Contact: Amy Rickenbaker (Same contact information as listed above)
GC cases/contacts accepted and followed: Only infected cases
Method of transmitting confidential data: Fax completed Field Record to 785-559-4225
Return of disposition/time frame: No dispositions provided

KENTUCKY

STD Control Program
275 East Main Street
MS: HS2CC
Frankfort, KY 40321
Hours of Operation: 8:00am to 4:30pm Eastern Time.

Syphilis

Primary Point of Contact: Sheri White
Phone: 502 564-4804 ex 4301
Email: Sheri.White@ky.gov

Secondary Point of Contact: Chang Lee
Phone:
502 564-4804 ex 4300
Email: Chang.Lee@ky.gov

Syphilis stages/reactors accepted and followed: All Primary, Secondary and Early Latent reactors and all partners to Primary, Secondary and Early Latent cases within appropriate exposure period.
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: Call Primary POC or Secondary POC.
Return of disposition/time frame: Two weeks

HIV

Point of Contact: Same contact information as listed above.
HIV cases/contacts followed: All newly identified cases, co-infected cases, and any previous positive with a current diagnosis of syphilis.
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: (Same contact information as listed above).
Return of disposition/time frame: One month

Gonorrhea (GC)

Point of Contact: Same contact information as listed above.
GC cases/contacts accepted and followed: Only infected & untreated in select areas, no partners, except in case of pregnant partner.
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: (Same contact information as listed above).
Return of disposition/time frame: None

Chlamydia (CT)

Point of Contact: Same contact information as listed above.
CT cases/contacts accepted and followed: Only infected & untreated in select areas, no partners, except in case of pregnant partner).
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: (Same contact information as listed above).
Return of disposition/time frame: None

LOS ANGELES

Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Division of HIV and STD Programs
600 S. Commonwealth Ave. Fl 10, Suite 1280
Los Angeles, CA 90005

Hours of Operation: 7:00am – 3:30pm. PST

Syphilis

Point of Contact: Tracy Smith
Backup Point of Contact: Jacqueline Battle
Email: ICCR@ph.lacounty.gov
Phone: (213) 639-4379
Fax: (213) 741-9245 (both lines are confidential).

Syphilis stages/reactors accepted and followed: Positive syphilis labs, partners to primary, secondary, and early latent.
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: Phone or fax POC.
Return of disposition/time frame: Yes, two weeks.

HIV

Point of Contact: Tracy Smith (Same contact information as listed above)
Backup Point of Contact: Jacqueline Battle
HIV cases/contacts followed: Newly identified infections; prior infections and co-infections.
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: Phone or fax POC. (both lines confidential).
Return of disposition/time frame: Yes, thirty days.

Gonorrhea

Point of Contact: Tracy Smith (Same contact information as listed above)
Backup Point of Contact: Patricia Barnett
GC cases/contacts accepted and followed: Will receive positive GC cases not treated; contacts should be securely mailed.
Method of transmitting confidential patient data: Call or fax POC (both lines are confidential)
Return of disposition/time frame: Yes, two weeks

Chlamydia

Point of Contact: Tracy Smith (Same contact information as listed above)
Backup Point of Contact: Patricia Barnett
CT cases/contacts accepted and followed: Positive CT cases not treated; Contacts can be mailed.
Method of transmitting confidential patient data: Call or fax POC (both lines are confidential)
Return of disposition/time frame: Yes, two weeks

LOUISIANA

Louisiana Department of Health
STD/HIV Program
1450 Poydras St. Suite 2136
New Orleans, La. 70112
Hours of Operation: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. CST Monday-Friday

Syphilis

Point of Contact: Denise Robertson, Louisiana STD/HIV Program OOJ Coordinator
Phone: 504-556-9841
Email: Denise.Robertson@La.gov (Direct)
Fax: 504-568-8384

Backup Point of Contact: Javone Davis-Charles
Phone: 504-568-5390
Fax: 504-568-8384
Email: Javone.Davis@La.gov.

Syphilis stages/reactors accepted and followed: All Reactors are under age 60 are accepted.
All untreated PREGNANT females regardless of age, titer or diagnosis.
All primary, secondary, and early latent needing treatment and/or interview.
All partners exposed to primary, secondary and early syphilis cases.
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: Phone POC or use confidential fax line: 504-568-8384
Mailing Address: STD/HIV Program, Attention: ICCR Coordinator
1450 Poydras St. Suite 2136
New Orleans, La. 70112
** Please double envelope when mailing. **
Return of disposition/time frame: Yes/Disposition due date is two weeks from date of receipt.

HIV (Partner Services)

Point of Contact: Denise Robertson (Same contact information as listed above).
HIV contacts followed: Partners to newly identified infections in the last twelve months.

Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data:
Phone call POC or use confidential fax line: 504-568-8384
Mailing Address: STD/HIV Program ICCR Coordinator: (same address as listed above)
** Please double envelope when mailing. **
Return of disposition/time frame: Yes/ Disposition due date is four weeks from date of receipt.

Gonorrhea

Point of Contact: Denise Robertson (Same contact information as listed above).
GC cases/contacts accepted and followed: PREGNANT females (i.e. untreated or partners), and persons thirteen years of age or under with a positive test.
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: (Same contact information as listed above).
Return of disposition/time frame: Yes/ Disposition due date is four weeks from date of receipt.

Chlamydia

Point of Contact: Denise Robertson (Same contact information as listed above).
CT cases/contacts accepted and followed: PREGNANT females (i.e. contacts, infected and untreated), persons thirteen years of age or under with a positive test.
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: (Same contact information as listed above).
Return of disposition/time frame: Yes/ Disposition due date is four weeks from date of receipt.

MAINE

Maine Dept. of Health
HIV / STD / Viral Hepatitis
286 Water St 9th Floor
Augusta, ME 04333
Hours of Operation: 8:00 am – 5:00 EST

Point of Contact: Brenda Kendall
Phone: 207-287-6653
Fax: 207-287-3498
Email: Brenda.Kendall@maine.gov

Syphilis:

Stages/reactors accepted. All P&S, EL cases, all P&S, EL partners, all reactors.
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: Contact via Fax: 207-287-3498
Return of disposition/time frame: Yes, two weeks

HIV:

HIV cases/contacts followed: All newly identified HIV infections (within one year of diagnosis), and all partners to HIV.
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: Contact via Fax: 207-287-3498.
Return of disposition/time frame: Yes, thirty days

Gonorrhea (GC):

Cases/contacts accepted and followed: Partners to GC and any infected GC cases.
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: Contact via Fax: 207-287-3498
Return of disposition/time frame: Yes, two weeks

Chlamydia:

CT cases/contacts accepted and followed: Partners to CT, infected and untreated CT cases.
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: Contact via Fax: 207-287-3498

MARYLAND

Maryland Department of Health
Center for STI Prevention, Surveillance Unit
500 N. Calvert Street, 5th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21202

Main Fax: 410-333-5529
Alternate Fax: 410-528-6098
Main Phone: 410-767-6690
Surveillance Manager: 410-767-0859

Hours of Operation: 8:30am – 5:00pm M-F

Point of Contact: Jasmine Talley
Phone: 410-767-6705
Email: jasmine.talley@maryland.gov

Point of Contact: Patricia Marder
Phone: 410-767-5071
Email: patricia.marder@maryland.gov

Method of Contact: Confidential phone, fax or mail

REACTORS AND CASE REPORTS:

All reactive tests and case reports for MD residents will be accepted and investigated based on local protocol. Dispositions will NOT be provided.

CONTACTS:

MD residents that are OOJ contacts must include:

  • minimum patient location information (name, age or DOB, andaddress and/or phone number) AND
  • exposure dates (FSE and LSE)

OOJ contacts with the required info (listed above) will be accepted based on the following criteria:

Disease Accepted and investigated Dispo Returned
Criteria by disease
Syphilis
  • Contacts to ALL Early Syphilis with exposure dates < 12 months
14 days
HIV
  • Contacts to HIV with exposure dates < 12 months
  • Contacts to HIV with a co-infection of Syphilis, GC and/or CT with exposure dates < 12 months
30 days
Gonorrhea (GC) & Chlamydia (CT)
  • Female contacts (of any age) that are known to be pregnant, regardless of exposure date
  • Contacts 18 years old or younger with exposure dates < 60 days
  • ALL Contacts to GC with reduced susceptibility to antibiotics to azithromycin, ceftriaxone or cefixime, regardless of exposure date
30 days

 

Note: Internet Partners (IPS) – contacts are accepted for early syphilis, HIV, and any co-infected HIV/STI exposures only.

MASSACHUSETTS

Massachusetts Department of Health
State Laboratory Institute
Bureau of Infectious Disease
STD Prevention Division
305 South St
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130-3597
Hours of Operation: 9:00am – 4:00pm EST

Syphilis

Point of Contact: Record search and morbidity – Anne Federico
EmailAnne.Federico@state.ma.us (Please note, we cannot receive confidential information via email)
Phone: 617-983-6950 Work Cell: 781-675-0611

Syphilis stages/reactors accepted and followed: All P & S, EL. All reactors under 55 y.o.
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data:
Call POC or confidential E-Fax 617-887-8790
Return of disposition/time frame: Yes, two weeks.

HIV

HIV – Contacts Only (see below for morbidity and record searches)
Point of Contact: Anne Federico
EmailAnne.Federico@state.ma.us (Please note, we cannot receive confidential information via email)
Phone: 617-983-6950 Work Cell: 781-675-0611

HIV contacts followed: All partners to HIV
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data:
Call POC or confidential E-Fax 617-887-8790
Return of disposition/time frame: Yes, two weeks

HIV – Morbidity and Record Searches
Point of Contact:
 Maria Barros
Phone: 617-983-6572

Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data:
Call POC or confidential E-Fax 617-887-8790
Return of disposition/time frame: Yes, two weeks

Gonorrhea – (Record search & morbidity)

Point of Contact: Anne Federico (Same contact information as listed above)

GC cases/contacts accepted and followed: Untreated GC positive pregnant individuals and cases and contacts with cephalosporin resistant GC will be accepted and followed. Record search, and morbidity.
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: (Same as contact information listed above).
Return of disposition/time frame: Yes, two weeks.

Chlamydia

CT cases/contacts accepted and followed: Only untreated pregnant individuals, record search, and morbidity
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: Anne Federico (Same as contact information listed above).
Return of disposition/time frame: Yes, two weeks.

Backup Point of Contact for Syphilis, HIV, GC, and CT: Lauren Molotnikov
Email: lauren.molotnikov@state.ma.us (Please note, we cannot receive confidential information via email)
Phone: 617-983-6598 Work Cell: 857-263-0575
Confidential E-Fax 617-887-8790

MICHIGAN

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
Bureau of Health and Wellness
Division of HIV and STI Programs
STI Section
P.O. BOX 30727
Lansing, MI 48913

Hours of Operation: 8:00am – 5:00pm, EST

Syphilis

Point of Contact: Theresa Yarbrough
Email:  yarbrought@michigan.gov
Phone: 313-446-8955 (direct); 313-456-1586 (main line)
Fax: 313-456-1580

Point of Contact: Lindsey Baldwin
Email:  BaldwinL4@michigan.gov
Phone: 313-348-6564 (direct); 313-456-1572 (office)
Fax: 313-456-1580

Syphilis stages/reactors accepted and followed: P&S, EL, reactors 1:1 or higher up to 50 y.o., 1:4 or higher up to 59 y.o., 1:32 or higher up to 70 y.o.
Method(s) of transmitting patient data: Call POC or via secured fax – (313) 456-1580 during hours of operations.
Return of disposition/time frame: Fourteen days

HIV

Point of Contact: Theresa Yarbrough
Email:  yarbrought@michigan.gov
Phone: 313-446-8955 (direct); 313-456-1586 (main line)
Fax: 313-456-1580

HIV cases/contacts followed: Newly diagnosed infection reports to local health. Partners are initiated for investigation.
Method(s) of transmitting patient data: Call POC or contact fax secure line (313) 456-1580. Return of disposition/time frame: Thirty days – partners only

Gonorrhea

Point of Contact: Theresa Yarbrough (Same contact information as listed above).
GC cases/contacts accepted and followed: Only infected and untreated cases are accepted. Forward reports to local health department. Record searches will not be performed for GC.
Method(s) of transmitting patient data: Call POC or contact secured fax – (313) 456-1580.
Return of disposition/time frame: No

Point of Contact: Lindsey Baldwin
Email:  BaldwinL4@michigan.gov
Phone: 313-348-6564 (direct); 313-456-1572 (office)
Fax: 313-456-1580

Chlamydia (CT)

Point of Contact: Theresa Yarbrough (Same contact information as listed for GC).
CT cases/contacts accepted and followed: Only infected and untreated cases are accepted. Forward reports to local health department. Record searches will not be performed for CT.
Method(s) of transmitting patient data: Phone call POC or contact secured fax – (313) 456-1580.

Point of Contact: Lindsey Baldwin
Email:  BaldwinL4@michigan.gov
Phone: 313-348-6564 (direct); 313-456-1572 (office)
Fax: 313-456-1580

MINNESOTA

Minnesota Department of Health STD/HIV/TB Section
PO Box 64975
St. Paul, MN 55164-0975
Hours of Operation: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm, CST

Syphilis – (Positive test result, reactors, record searches and case reports)

Point of Contact: Cynthia Lind-Livingston
Phone: 651-201-4024 (Office)
Fax: 651-201-4040
Email: Cindy.Lind@state.mn.us

Point of Contact: Christine Peel
Phone: 651-201-4037 (Office)
Fax: 651-201-4040
christine.peel@state.mn.us

Point of Contact: Gabrielle Morgenstern
Phone: 651-201-3568 (Office)
Fax: 651-201-4040
Email: Gabrielle.Morgenstern@state.mn.us

Syphilis – (Contact/Partner/OOJ)

Point of Contact: Niles Schwartz
Phone: 651-201-5270 (Office)
Fax: 651-201-4040
Email: Niles.schwartz@state.mn.us

Syphilis stages accepted and followed: All primary, secondary and early latent; partners to early syphilis with traditional and/or Internet locating information.
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: Call or fax POC.
Return of disposition/time frame: Four weeks from date of receipt.

HIV – (Positive test result, record searches and case reports)

Point of Contact: Sue Bedard-Johnson
Phone: 651-201-4006 (Office)
Fax: 651-201-4040
Email: Sue.Bedard-Johnson@state.mn.us

Point of Contact: Gabrielle Morgenstern
Phone: 651-201-3568 (Office)
Fax: 651-797-1972
Email: Gabrielle.Morgenstern@state.mn.us

Point of Contact: Adrianna Sonnek
Phone: 651-201-4043 (Office)
Fax: 651-201-4040
Email: adrianna.sonnek@state.mn.us

HIV – (Contact/Partner/OOJ)

Point of Contact: Niles Schwartz (Same contact information as listed above).
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: Call or fax POC.
HIV cases/contacts accepted and followed: All newly identified infections; prior infections with a current STD; partner with traditional and/or Internet locating information.
Return of disposition/time frame: Four weeks from date of receipt.

Gonorrhea (GC)

Point of Contact: Christine Peel (Same contact information as listed above).
GC cases accepted and followed: Only infected.
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: (Same contact information as list above).
Return of disposition/time frame: Return disposition will not be provided unless requested by initiating agency.

Chlamydia (CT)

Point of Contact: Christine Peel (Same contact information as listed above).
CT cases accepted and followed: Only infected.
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: (Same contact information as list above).
Return of disposition/time frame: Return disposition will not be provided unless requested by initiating agency.

MISSISSIPPI

STD/HIV Program
Kendra Johnson (Office Director)
Mississippi State Department of Health
570 East Woodrow Wilson
P. O. Box 1700
Jackson, MS 39215
Phone:  601-576-7723
Fax: 601-576-7909

Christie Lewis, Epidemiologist
STD Surveillance Director

Mecole Roberson
Supervisor
Hours of Operation:   Monday – Friday 8:00am 5:00pm

Syphilis

Point of Contact: Lorenzo Madison
Email: lorenzo.madison@msdh.ms.gov
Phone: 601-576-7723
Fax: 601-576-7909

Secondary Point of Contact: Casondra Neal
Email: casondra.neal@msdh.ms.gov
Phone: 601-576-7723
Fax: 601-576-7909

Third Point of Contact: Chauncey Paige
Email: chauncey.berry@msdh.ms.gov
Phone: 601-576-7723
Fax: 601-576-7909

Syphilis stages/reactors accepted and followed:  All reactors; syphilis stages, primary, secondary, and early latent; and contacts.  Syphilis reactors will be accepted on all individuals with Mississippi residence and determined if follow-up is needed based on reactor and treatment history and age.

Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data:  Call POC, send secure fax, or send US Mail marked confidential c/o Surveillance, MSDH STD/HIV Office, 570 East Woodrow Wilson Ave. #350, Jackson, MS. 39216

Return of disposition/time frame:  Thirty days.

HIV

Point of Contact: Lorenzo Madison
Email: lorenzo.madison@msdh.ms.gov
Phone: 601-576-7723
Fax: 601-576-7909

Secondary Point of Contact: Casondra Neal
Email: casondra.neal@msdh.ms.gov
Phone: 601-576-7723
Fax: 601-576-7909

Third Point of Contact: Chauncey Paige
Email: chauncey.berry@msdh.ms.gov
Phone: 601-576-7723
Fax: 601-576-7909

HIV cases/contacts followed:  Please include the following information:
Full name, phone number, physical locating information and complete physical description;
Partial name, or nickname, complete physical description and locating information including phone number, address, or place of employment; and Unknown name, complete physical description, locating information (no phone numbers), providing complete documentation of sources of locating information (from original patient, internet record search, PIMS, jail, or health department record searches, etc.)

Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data:  Call POC, send secure fax, or send US Postal Mail marked confidential Call POC, send secure fax, or send US Mail marked confidential c/o Surveillance, MSDH STD/HIV Office, 570 East Woodrow Wilson Ave. #350, Jackson, MS. 39216.

Return of disposition/time frame:  Thirty days

Gonorrhea (GC)

NO POINT OF CONTACT: No partner services performed. Follow protocol for MSDH reportable
conditions. MSDH only follows positive GC cases residing in MS to confirm treatment.
To obtain protocol for reportable conditions, call 601-576-7723 or visit Reportable Diseases – Mississippi State Department of Health. Weekends, holidays and after 5pm: 601-576-7400

Chlamydia (CT)

NO POINT OF CONTACT: No partner services performed. Follow protocol for MSDH reportable
conditions. MSDH only follows positive CT cases residing in MS to confirm treatment.
To obtain protocol for reportable conditions, call 601-576-7723 or visit Reportable Diseases – Mississippi State Department of Health. Weekends, holidays and after 5pm: 601-576-7400

MISSOURI

Missouri Dept. of Health & Senior Services
Bureau of Reportable Disease Informatics
Bureau of HIV/STD/Hepatitis
PO Box 570
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0570

Hours of Operation: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm CST

Syphilis

Point of Contact: Debbie Malone
Email: Debbie.Malone@health.mo.gov
Phone: 573-751-6142
Fax: 573-751-6417 (confidential fax line).

Point of Contact: LeighAnn Fouts
Email: LeighAnn.Fouts@health.mo.gov
Phone: 573-751-6205
Fax: 573-751-6417 (confidential fax line)

Point of Contact: Rose Kowieski
Email: Rose.Kowieski@health.mo.gov
Phone: 573-526-0509
Fax: 573-751-6417 (confidential fax line)

Syphilis stages/reactors accepted and followed: All reactors, partners/social contacts to all stages
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: Call POC or fax.
Return of disposition/time frame: Yes, two weeks

HIV

Point of Contact: Debbie Malone, Rose, and LeighAnn Fouts (Same as above).
HIV cases/contacts followed: All newly identified cases and all partners/social contacts
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: Call or fax POC.
Return of disposition/time frame: Yes—One month

Gonorrhea (GC)

Point of Contact: Debbie Malone, Rose, and  LeighAnn Fouts (Same as above).
GC cases/contacts accepted and followed: New cases needing treatment and partners.
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: Mail or fax POC.
Return of disposition/time frame: Return dispositions will not be provided unless requested

Chlamydia (CT)

Point of Contact: Debbie Malone, Rose, and LeighAnn Fouts (Same as above).
CT cases/contacts accepted and followed: New cases needing treatment and partners.
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: Call or fax POC.
Return of disposition/time frame: Return dispositions will not be provided unless requested.

MONTANA

Montana Department of Health
1400 Broadway, Room C-211
Helena, MT 59620
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. MST;

Syphilis

Point of Contact: Cara Murolo
Email: cmurolo@mt.gov
Phone: 406-444-2678
Fax: 800-616-7460 (confidential)

Syphilis stages/reactors accepted and followed: All P & S/EL; all reactors; all contacts.
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: Call POC or via fax
Return of disposition/time frame: Yes, two weeks

HIV

Point of Contact: Jim Aspevig
Email: james.aspevig@mt.gov
Phone: 406-444-1604

HIV cases/contacts followed: All newly identified cases: All named sexual/IDU partners
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: (Same contact information as listed above).
Return of disposition/time frame: Yes-one month

Gonorrhea

Point of Contact: Cara Murolo
Email: cmurolo@mt.gov
Phone: 406-444-2678
GC cases/contacts accepted and followed: All diagnosed cases of gonorrhea, and their contacts.
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: (Same contact information as listed above).
Return of disposition/time frame: Yes, only if requested

Chlamydia (CT)

Point of Contact: Cara Murolo (Same contact information as listed above).
CT cases/contacts accepted and followed: All diagnosed cases of chlamydia, and their contacts.
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: (Same contact information as listed above).
Return of disposition/time frame: Yes, only if requested

NEBRASKA

Nebraska DHHS STD Prevention/Partner Services Program
301 Centennial Mall South, 3rd Floor
PO Box 95026
Lincoln, NE 68509-5026

Hours of Operation: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. CST
Fax:  402-471-1586
E-Fax: 402-742-8358

***ALL NEBRASKA Phone, Cell, FAX and/or E-Mail ARE CONFIDENTIAL***

Point of Contact: Tami Washam, Nebraska STD Prevention & Surveillance and Partner Services Program Manager
Phone: 402-471-6459
Cell: 402-450-7937
Fax: 402-471-1586
E-Fax: 402-742-8358
Emailtami.washam@nebraska.gov

Chlamydia (CT), Gonorrhea (GC), and Syphilis

Point of Contact: Laurie Laws, ICCR Clerk (please send 710-730 record searches and all OOJ)
Phone: 402.471.0137
Email: laurel.laws@nebraska.gov

Due to minimal staffing, our ability to follow-up has become limited. Priorities:

  • Syphilis or HIV/AIDS patients and partners. (Any partners will need to have full names/screen names and current contact information.)
  • Pregnant women, all untreated STDs.
  • Record Searches returned for only Syphilis or HIV/AIDS.
  • For Chlamydia or Gonorrhea, we are NOT currently doing record searches, treatment, or partner/contact information.
  • Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: Call POC or send to either FAX number listed above.

HIV

Point of Contact: Marci Athey-Graham, HIV Surveillance Program Manager
Phone: 402-471-2185
Fax:  402-471-1586
Email: marci.athey-graham@nebraska.gov

HIV cases/contacts followed: All newly identified infections; prior infections.
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: Call POC or send confidential fax to same contact information as listed above.
*** All HIV record searches or record requests should go directly through HIV Surveillance, Marci Athey-Graham, not the ICCR Clerk. ***
Return of disposition/time frame: Two weeks from notification, upon request

NEVADA

ICCR Clerk & Sentinel Event Registrar
Nevada Department of Health and Human Services

Division of Public and Behavioral Health | Office of Public Health Investigations & Epidemiology
500 Damonte Ranch Parkway Ste. 657, Reno, NV 89521

ICCR Confidential Fax: 775-684-5999

Syphilis Points of Contact

Nevada Site: Nevada Department of Health and Human Services
Point of Contact: Jenny Harbor
Phone: 775-684-5297
Email: jharbor@health.nv.gov

Syphilis stages/reactors accepted and followed:  All P&S, EL/ all reactors, all ages
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data:  FAX.
Return of disposition/time frame: Yes; within one month.

HIV

Nevada Site: Nevada Department of Health and Human Services
Point of Contact: Caress Baltimore, MPH, CHES
Phone: 702-486-5665
Email: cbaltimore@health.nv.gov

Point of Contact: Preston Nguyen Tang, MPH

Phone: 702-486-6488

Email: ptang@health.nv.gov

HIV Confidential Fax: (702) 486-8101

HIV cases/contacts followed:  All NV sites follow all new HIV cases, as well as newly arrived out-of-state HIV/AIDS cases.
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data:   FAX.
Return of disposition/time frame: Yes; within one month.

Gonorrhea (GC)

Nevada Site: Nevada Department of Health and Human Services
Point of Contact: Jenny Harbor
Phone: 775-684-5297
Email: jharbor@health.nv.gov

GC cases/contacts accepted and followed: NSHD, WCHD & CCHHS follow infected and untreated CT & GC cases. SNHD only follows CT & GC cases among JDC youth, pregnant females (aged < 34) and cluster/outbreak contacts.
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: FAX.
Return of disposition/time frame: SNHD = N; NSHD, WCHD & CCHHS w/in 1 month.

Chlamydia (CT)

Nevada Site: Nevada Department of Health and Human Services
Point of Contact: Jenny Harbor
Phone: 775-684-5297
Email: jharbor@health.nv.gov

CT cases/contacts accepted and followed: NSHD, WCHD & CCHHS follow infected and untreated CT & GC cases. SNHD only follows CT & GC cases among JDC youth, pregnant females (aged < 34) and cluster/outbreak contacts.
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: FAX.
Return of disposition/time frame: SNHD = N; NSHD, WCHD & CCHHS w/in 1 month.

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Infectious Disease Prevention, Investigation & Care Services Section Bureau of Infectious Disease Control New Hampshire Division of Public Health Services,
Department of Health and Human Services
29 Hazen Drive
Concord, NH 03301-6504

Hours of Operations: 8:30am – 4:00pm   EST

Syphilis

Point of Contact: Ann Goulbourne
Email:  Ann.Goulbourne@dhhs.nh.gov
Phone: 603-271-7579

Syphilis stages/reactors accepted and followed: All accepted, only primary, secondary and early latent syphilis cases followed.
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: Call POC.
Return of disposition/time frame: Two weeks

HIV

Point of Contact: Hannah Bowen for record search & morbidity
Email:  Hannah.Bowen@dhhs.nh.gov
Phone: 603-271-3932

For partner follow-up:  Rachel Kusch
Email: rachel.kusch@dhhs.nh.gov
Phone: 603-271-6789

HIV cases/contacts followed: All accepted and followed.
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: Call POC.
Return of disposition/time frame: Two weeks

Gonorrhea (GC)

POC for record search and morbidity:   Ann Goulbourne (Same contact information as above).
GC cases/contacts accepted and followed: All.
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: Call POC.
Return of disposition/time frame: Two weeks

Chlamydia (CT)

POC for record searches and morbidity:  Hannah Bowen (Same contact information as above).
Phone: 603-271-4490
Email: Theresa.Dawson@dhhs.state.nh.us

CT cases accepted and followed. No follow-up on contacts.
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data:  Call POC.
Return of disposition/time frame: N/A

NEW JERSEY

New Jersey Department of Health
P O Box 363
Trenton, NJ 08625-0363
Hours of Operation: 8:00am – 4:30pm, M-F EST

Syphilis

Point of Contact: Sandra Snipes, ICCR Clerk
Email: sandra.snipes@doh.nj.gov
Phone: (D) 973-648-7351 ( C ) 609-955-8277 FX: 609-530-7982

Second Point of Contact: Alexis Dorsey, Public Health Representative I
Email: armedia.dorsey@doh.nj.gov
Phone: 609-462-1122
Fax: 609-530-7982

Backup Point of Contact: Steven Dunagan, Special Projects Coordinator
Phone: 609-433-2360 FX: 609-826-4870
Email: steven.dunagan@doh.nj.gov

Syphilis stages/reactors accepted: We accept all reactors. We follow reactors up to 49 yrs., with or w/o an RPR and our grid will determine follow-up on reactors with titers.
We follow partners to: primary, secondary, and early latent syphilis cases. We need descriptions, exposure dates, age, address with city and at least a working phone # if not a complete address.
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: Reactors and partners can be faxed.
Return of disposition/time frame: Two weeks

HIV

Point of Contact: Deborah Gleissner
Email: Deborah.gleissner@doh.nj.gov
Phone: 609-273-6575
HIV cases/contacts followed: New infections, prior infections with current STD…call for more
information if needed.
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: Call POC.
Return of disposition/time frame: Thirty days

Second Point of Contact: Sandra Snipes (Same as contact information as listed above).

Gonorrhea (GC)

Point of Contact: Sandra Snipes (Same contact information as listed above).
GC cases/contacts accepted: All positive test reports for morbidity. We follow all pregnant females and cases under 14 yrs. We also follow pregnant contacts and any contact to designated resistant GC cases.
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: Same contact information as listed above.
Return of disposition/time frame: Two weeks

Chlamydia (CT)

Point of Contact: Sandra Snipes (Same contact information as listed above).
CT cases accepted: All positive test reports for morbidity. We follow cases under 14 yrs. and all pregnant females.
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: Same contact information as listed above.
Return of disposition/time frame: Two weeks

NEW MEXICO

Public Health Division
Infectious Disease Bureau
STD Prevention Program
1190 St. Francis Dr. Suite S-11200
Santa Fe, NM 87505

Syphilis

Point of Contact: Lewis Smith
Phone: 505-476-3636
Fax: 505-476-3638
Email: LDS5@cdc.gov

Point of Contact: Margo Yee
Phone: 505-476-3611
Fax: 505-476-3638
Email: Margo.Yee@state.nm.us

Use the STD Program mailing address above for Lewis Smith or Margo Yee.

Syphilis stages/reactors accepted and followed: All Reactors for morbidity purposes.
(Once a case is determined to be a late case, partner notification will not occur). Moreover, all cases that meet our reactor grid requirements are followed to include cases related contacts, suspects, and associates except for contacts to late syphilis.
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: Preferred by fax; we also accept reports by phone or mail.
Return of disposition/time frame: One month.

HIV (All case related contacts, suspects, and associates)

Point of Contact: Same POCs as syphilis for all case related contacts, social contacts, and associates. See the contacts below for HIV positive test results.
HIV cases/contacts followed: Case related contacts, suspects, and associates.
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: Same as for syphilis.
Return of disposition/time frame: One month.

HIV (New Mexico residents with positive HIV test results)

Point of Contact: Jeff Lauritsen, HIV Surveillance Coordinator
Email: jeff.lauritsen@state.nm.us
Phone: 505-476-3509
Fax: 505-476-3544

HIV cases/contacts followed: All New Mexico HIV cases are accepted and followed. Persons residing outside New Mexico who have contacts that reside in New Mexico should be referred to the Syphilis contact (see above).
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: Call, Fax, or Mail.
Return of disposition/time frame: Not applicable

Gonorrhea (GC)

Point of Contact: Same as syphilis.
GC cases/contacts accepted and followed: All.
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: Same as for syphilis.
Return of disposition/time frame: Two weeks.

Chlamydia (CT)

Point of Contact: Same as for syphilis.
CT cases/contacts accepted and followed: All reactive tests are accepted for morbidity purposes. Only known pregnant cases are followed for treatment verification and partner notification. Only contacts to known pregnant cases are followed.
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: Same as for syphilis.
Return of disposition/time frame: Two weeks.

NEW YORK CITY

New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC DOHMH)
Bureau of Sexually Transmitted Infection (BSTI)
Gotham Center
Surveillance and Field Operations
42-09 28th Street, 20th Floor
Queens, NY 11101
Main phone: 347-396-7201

*** Due to COVID-19, this line is not being answered by a live person, BUT, will be accepting confidential voicemail messages. If you leave a message, please speak slowly and clearly. ***

Hours of Operation: 8:30am – 4:00pm, Monday – Friday, EST

DUE to COVID-19, all ICCR/OOJ operations are being conducted remotely, please have patience.

Point of Contact: Toni Smith-Brown
Phone: 347-573-0305
Fax:      347-396-7355 (confidential)
Email:  Tsmith1@health.nyc.gov (do not email identifiable patient information)

Reactors and Case Reports

Reactive tests and case reports for STI/HIV, for NYC residents, will be accepted and investigated based on local protocol
Dispositions will NOT be provided unless specifically requested
Method of transmitting: Fax or Mail

Contacts

NYC residents that are contacts to STI/HIV will be accepted and investigated (see table below)
Clusters are NOT accepted.
Contacts without adequate locating information, will NOT be accepted (ie: name, age or DOB, address, and/or telephone number, email address)
Method of transmitting: Fax

Infection Accepted and investigated Last date of Exposure Disposition Returned
Accepted and investigated by infection
Syphilis Contacts to syphilis of any stage
  • <12 months
14 business days
HIV Contacts to HIV
  • Any
30 business days
Gonorrhea (GC) & Chlamydia (CT)
  • Contacts to GC with reduced susceptibility to azithromycin, ceftriaxone or cefixime
  • Contacts that are known to be pregnant
  • Contacts <=18 years old
  • Female contacts >18 years old with exposure
  • Males contacts >18 years old with exposure
  • <3 months
  • <3 months
  • <3 months
  • <3 months
  • <1 month
14 business days

SYPHILIS RECORD SEARCH & PROVIDER FOLLOW UP

Please specify the information requested.  Results returned within 14 business days.
Method of transmitting: Fax

HIV RECORD SEARCH

Point of Contact:  Biagia Neal, Bureau of HIV*
Phone: 347-396-2508 or 929-512-0973
*Staff must be designated in the CSTE HIV contact list to contact Biagia Neal for information regarding HIV.

NEW YORK STATE

Excluding New York City

Bureau of STD Control
PO Box 2047
Albany, NY 12220-0047
Phone: (518) 474-3598
Fax: (518) 474-3491

Hours of Operation:   8:00am – 3:30pm   EST

Syphilis

Point of Contact: Suzanne Whitford
Email:  Suzanne.whitford@health.ny.gov
Phone: 518-474-8181

Backup Point of Contact:  Theresa Muscatiello
Phone: 518-473-4427   Telephone contact is preferred.
Email: Theresa.muscatiello@health.ny.gov

Syphilis stages/reactors accepted and followed: All P&S, EL followed and accepted.
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: Call POC or fax:  518-474-3491
Return of disposition/time frame: Two weeks.

HIV

Point of Contact: Suzanne Whitford
Email: Suzanne.whitford@health.ny.gov
Phone: 518-474-8181
Fax: 518-474-3491

Backup Point of Contact: Theresa Muscatiello same contact information as above.
HIV cases/contacts followed: All newly identified infections and partners will be followed.
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: Call POC.
Return of disposition/time frame: Thirty days.

Gonorrhea (GC)

Point of Contact: Suzanne Whitford; back-up is Theresa Muscatiello, Same information as above. Telephone contact is preferred.
GC cases/contacts accepted and followed: Infected and partners.
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: Call POC or contact via fax.
Return of disposition/time frame: Two weeks

Chlamydia (CT)

Point of Contact: Suzanne Whitford and backup is Theresa Muscatiello;  same information as above.
CT cases/contacts accepted and followed: Infected and partners.
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: Call POC or contact via fax.
Return of disposition/time frame: Two weeks

NORTH CAROLINA

Syphilis: Contacts, suspects, associates, or reactors

Point of Contact: Yolanda Morning
Phone: 910-486-1710
Fax: 910-486-1346 (Preferred)
E-mail: yolanda.morning@dhhs.nc.gov

Mailing address: NC DHHS Communicable Disease Branch, 2950 Village Drive, Suite 200, Fayetteville, NC 28304
Syphilis stages/reactors accepted and followed: All contacts, suspects, associates, and reactors.
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: call POC or fax during hours of operation. Return of disposition/time frame: two weeks

Syphilis: Record Search Request

Point of Contact: Lisa Dixon
Phone: 919-546-1759
Fax: 828-670-5040 (Preferred)
E-mail: lisa.dixon@dhhs.nc.gov

Mailing Address: NC DHHS Communicable Branch, 12 Barbetta Dr, Asheville, NC 28806 Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: call POC or fax during hours of operation. Return of disposition/time frame: two weeks for 700, four weeks for 900.

HIV: Contacts, suspects, or associates (excluding reactors & 900 record search)

Point of Contact: Lisa Dixon
Phone: 919-546-1601
Fax: 828-670-5040 (preferred)
E-mail: lisa.dixon@dhhs.nc.gov
Mailing address: NC DHHS Communicable Disease Branch. 12 Barbetta Dr. Asheville, NC 28806.

Method of transmitting confidential patient data: Fax (preferred) or call POC during hours of operation. Return of disposition/timeframe: two weeks for 700, four weeks for 9–.
Return of disposition/time frame: four weeks

HIV: Reactors and Record Search

Point of Contact: Denise Lucas
Phone: 919-546-1601(preferred for record search request)
E-mail: denise.lucas@dhhs.nc.gov

Mailing Address: NC DHHS, Communicable Disease Branch, 225 N McDowell St, Raleigh, NC 27603, 1902 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1902
Method of transmitting confidential patient data: Call POC for R/S. Mail Reactors to above address.

Gonorrhea and Chlamydia

Point of Contact: Danielle Robinson
Phone: 919-546-1686
Fax: 919-715-7540
E-mail: danielle.robinson@dhhs.nc.gov

Mailing Address: NC DHHS, Communicable Disease Branch, 225 N McDowell St, Raleigh, NC 27603, 1902 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1902
Contacts accepted and followed: All reactive tests are accepted for morbidity purposes. Contacts not accepted. Unable to provide dispositions.
Method(s) of transmitting confidential data: Mail (preferred) or fax to Danielle Robinson

NORTH DAKOTA

North Dakota Department of Health
Division of Disease Control
2635 East Main Ave
Bismarck, ND 58506-5520

Phone: 701-328-2378
Fax: 701-328-2499
HIV Phone: Same as fax number.

Hours of Operation:  9:00am – 3:00pm CST

Syphilis

Point of Contact: Shari Renton
Email:  slrenton@nd.gov
Phone:  701-328-1059
Syphilis stages/reactors accepted and followed: All reactors, all stages.
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: Call POC.
Return of disposition/time frame: Yes, two weeks

HIV

Point of Contact: Shari Renton (same as below)
HIV cases/contacts followed: All newly identified infections; prior infections with STD
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: Call POC.
Return of disposition/time frame: Yes, two weeks 

Gonorrhea (GC)

Point of Contact: Shari Renton (same as below)
GC cases/contacts accepted and followed:  Only infected & untreated
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: Call POC.
Return of disposition/time frame: Yes; two weeks

Chlamydia (CT)

Point of Contact: Shari Renton (same as below)
CT cases/contacts accepted and followed: only infected & untreated.
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data:  Call POC during hours of operation.
Return of disposition/time frame: No

OHIO

STD Surveillance
HIV/STD/Hepatitis Section Ohio Department of Health 246 North High Street Columbus, OH 43215

Hours of Operation: 8:00am – 5:00pm

Internet Partner Services (IPS) – Contacts are accepted for Early Syphilis, HIV, and co-infected HIV/STI.

Syphilis

Point of Contact: Charlotte Sinkula
Phone: 614-644-7562
Email: charlotte.sinkula@odh.ohio.gov
Secure Fax: 614-387-2602

Back Up Point of Contact: Mary McNeill
Phone: 614-466-5069
Email: mary.mcneill@odh.ohio.gov
Secure Fax: 614-387-2602

Syphilis stages/reactors accepted and followed: All P&S, EL contacts / all reactors.
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data:  Fax Contact Field Record to 614-387-2602. Mail reactors to HIV Surveillance.
Return of disposition/time frame:  Two weeks

HIV

Point of Contact: Same contact information as listed above.
HIV cases/contacts followed:  All Ohio HIV Infections and Contacts are accepted and followed.
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data:  Fax Field Record to 614-387-2602.
Return of disposition/time frame: One Month

Gonorrhea (GC)

Point of Contact: Same contact information as listed above.
GC cases/contacts accepted and followed: No contacts except for pregnant females and cases/contacts to resistant GC. All positive lab results are accepted for morbidity only.
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: Fax Field Record to 614-387-2602
Return of disposition/time frame: None

Chlamydia (CT)

Point of Contact: Same contact information as listed above.
CT cases/contacts accepted and followed: No contacts except for pregnant females. All positive lab results are accepted for morbidity only.
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data:  Fax Field Record to 614-387-2602.
Return of disposition/time frame: None

OKLAHOMA

Oklahoma State Department of Health
123 Robert S Kerr Ave, MS 0308
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
Hours of Operation:   9:00 am – 4:00 pm   CST

Syphilis

Point of Contact:  Sherron Johnson
Email:  SherronJ@health.ok.gov
Phone:  405-426-8351
Cell: 405-693-2496
Fax: 405-900-7586

Point of Contact: Shantelle Scott
Email: Shantelle.Scott@health.ok.gov
Phone: 405-426-8349
Cell: 405-693-5136
Fax: 405-900-7586
Syphilis stages/reactors accepted and followed:  All reactors and syphilis stages except late and late latent.  All reactors 16 dilution or greater for ages 41-54, and all reactors 32 dilution or greater for 55 plus years.
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data:   Call and fax POC.
Return of disposition/time frame: Yes, within two weeks

HIV

Point of Contact: Kelly Smith
Email:  KelleyS@health.ok.gov
Phone: 1 (405) 426-8333
Fax: 405-900-7586

Point of Contact: Sherron Johnson and Shantelle Scott (see contact information above)
HIV cases/contacts followed: All newly identified infections with dx date not greater than one year; prior infections with syphilis.
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: Call POC.
Return of disposition/time frame: Yes, within four weeks.

Gonorrhea (GC)

Point of Contact: Sherron Johnson (see contact information above)
GC cases/contacts accepted and followed:  Only untreated pregnant females.
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: Call and fax POC:
Return of disposition/time frame: Yes, within four weeks.

Chlamydia (CT)

Point of Contact: Sherron Johnson and Shantell Scott  (see contact information above)
CT cases/contacts accepted and followed: Only untreated pregnant females.
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: Call and fax POC.
Return of disposition/time frame: Yes, within four weeks.

OREGON

Oregon Health Authority
800 NE Oregon Street, Suite 1105
Portland, OR 97232
Hours of Operation: 8:00am – 5:00 pm Monday through Friday Pacific Daylight Time.

Syphilis

Point of Contact: Jennifer “Jenn” Li
Email: jennifer.h.li@state.or.us
Phone: 971- 673-0152
Fax: 971- 673-0178

Point of Contact: Joshua Ferrer
Email:  joshua.s.ferrer@state.or.us
Phone: 971-673-0149
Fax: 971-673-0178

Syphilis stages/reactors accepted and followed: Reactors < 60, sex partners and clusters to P&S, early latent and latent unknown duration.
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: Call or fax POC.
Return of disposition/time frame: Yes, Two weeks from reception.

HIV

Point of Contact: Lea Bush
Phone: 971 673-0183
Fax: 971 673-0179
HIV cases followed: all newly identified infections and record searches.
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: Record searches by phone, sex partners to only HIV by fax.

Point of Contact for HIV partners & prior infections with a current STD: Jennifer (“Jenn”) LI
Email: jennifer.h.li@state.or.us
Phone: 971-673-0152
Fax: 971-673-0178Return of disposition/time frame: Yes, two weeks from receipt.

Gonorrhea (GC)

Point of Contact: Jennifer “Jenn” Li (same contact information as listed above).
Alternate Point of Contact: Joshua Ferrer (same contact information as listed above).
GC cases/contacts accepted and followed: All cases and contacts.
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: Call or fax POC.
Return of disposition/time frame: Yes, two weeks from reception.

Chlamydia (CT)

Point of Contact: Jennifer “Jenn” Li (same contact information as listed above).
Alternate Point of Contact: Joshua Ferrer (same contact information as listed above).
Cases/contacts accepted and followed: Generally, only infected & untreated.
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data:
Return of disposition/time frame: Generally, no.

PENNSYLVANIA (Excluding Philadelphia)

Pennsylvania Communicable Diseases – STD
Room 1013 Health and Welfare Bldg
625 Forster Street
Harrisburg, PA 17120
Hours of Operation: Tuesday-Friday 7:45am – 5:45pm   EST

Syphilis

Point of Contact:  Matthew James
Email:  maajame@pa.gov
Phone: 717-547-3450
Fax: 717-705-8881 (secure)

Back-up POC: Stephen J. Kowalewski
Email: c-skowalew@pa.gov
Phone: 717-547-3443
Fax: 717-441-3791 (secure)

Syphilis stages/reactors accepted and followed: All P&S reactors and contacts, all reactors <=29 and high titer EL (1:8>).
Please note: If the syphilis reactor is also co-infected with HIV, Mr. James can serve as the POC for HIV as well. This only pertains to co-infected cases.
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: Call POC.
Return of disposition/time frame: Three weeks for syphilis reactors only; the STD program cannot provide HIV dispositions.

HIV

Point of Contact: Jonathan Steiner
Email:  jsteiner@pa.gov
Phone:  717-547-3436
HIV cases/contacts followed:  All newly identified infections, named contacts
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: Call POC.
Return of disposition/time frame: 3 weeks. Please note: disposition will be limited to whether OP or contact was located/notified due to Pennsylvania’s Confidentiality of HIV-Related Information Act (Act 148).

Gonorrhea (GC)

Point of Contact: Matthew James (Same contact information as listed above).
GC cases accepted and followed:  HIV Co-infected and/or pregnant
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data:   Call POC.
Return of disposition/time frame: Three weeks
Back-up POC: Stephen J. Kowalewski (Same contact information as listed above)

Chlamydia (CT)

Point of Contact: Matthew James (Same contact information as listed above).
CT cases accepted and followed:  HIV Co-infected and/or pregnant
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: Call POC.
Return of disposition/time frame:  Three weeks
Back-up POC: Stephen J. Kowalewski (Same contact information as listed above)

PHILADELPHIA

Philadelphia Department of Health
Division of Disease Control – STD Program
1930 South Broad Street, 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19145

Hours of Operation:  8:30am – 5:00pm EST

Syphilis

Point of Contact:  James J. Williams
Phone:  215-685-6461 (confidential voicemail)
Fax: 215-238-6943 (confidential e-fax)
Email: James.J.Williams@phila.gov

Backup Point of Contact: Onika Anglin (P: 215-685-6619, e-fax: same as below)
Syphilis stages/reactors accepted and followed:  All reactors over 1:16 dils, regardless of age. For 1:8 and below, only those under 50 years of age. All named contacts followed.
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: Preferred: e-Fax, alternative: call POC.
Return of disposition/time frame: Yes, two weeks

Gonorrhea (GC)

Point of Contact: James J. Williams     (Same as contact information listed above).
GC cases/contacts accepted and followed: All cases accepted, treatment will be confirmed. Contacts not accepted.
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: See syphilis information listed above.
Return of disposition/time frame: Yes, two weeks.

Chlamydia (CT)

Point of Contact: James J. Williams    (Same as contact information listed above).
CT cases/contacts accepted and followed: Cases accepted as morbidity only. Contacts not accepted.
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: See syphilis information listed above.
Return of disposition/time frame: Yes, two weeks.

HIV PARTNER SERVICES

Point of Contact: Kristine Arrieta
Email: Kristine.Arrieta@phila.gov
Phone: 215-685-6530

Backup Point of Contact: Cherie Walker-Baban (P: 215-685-6612)

HIV cases/contacts followed: All newly diagnosed cases; all previously diagnosed cases coinfected with 700 or 300. All contacts accepted
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: Call POC.
Return of disposition/time frame: Yes, 30 days

PUERTO RICO

Puerto Rico Department of Health
STD Surveillance Office
PO BOX 70184
San Juan, PR 00936-8184

Hours of Operation:  8am – 4pm.   Puerto Rico is in the Atlantic Time Zone –Atlantic Standard Time (AST); PR does not observe daylight saving time.

Point of Contact:  Jose Colon, Supervisor; and Wilma Marrero, Senior Surveillance Clerk & DIS.
Email:   josecolon@salud.gov.pr  EM:   wilma@salud.gov.pr
Phone:  787-765-2929, ext. 3583, 3584, 3585 or 2950
Fax:  787-274-5510 Confidential Fax:  or 787-274-5579

Syphilis

Syphilis stages/reactors accepted and followed:  All syphilis P&S, EL, LL for all reactors under 44 years of age. All contacts from P&S, EL cases.
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data:   Call or fax POC.
Return of disposition/time frame: Yes, three to four weeks

HIV

HIV cases/contacts followed:  All newly identified infections; prior infections with an STD.
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: Call or fax POC.
Return of disposition/time frame: Yes, three to four weeks.

Gonorrhea (GC)

GC cases/contacts accepted and followed:  Infected & untreated.
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: Call or fax POC
Return of disposition/time frame: Yes, three to four weeks

Chlamydia (CT)

CT cases accepted and followed:  Females CT cases (only infected & untreated) up to 29 years of age; contacts with CT co-infection with gonorrhea, syphilis or HIV.
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data:   Call or fax POC.
Return of disposition/time frame: Yes, three to four weeks.

Rhode Island

Rhode Island Department of Health
Center for HIV, Hepatitis, STD and TB Epidemiology
3 Capitol Hill
Room 106
Providence, RI 02908

 

SYPHILIS

Point of contact: Johana Ramos
Email: Johana.Ramos@health.ri.gov
Phone: 401-222-7540, cell: 401-639-3438
Fax: 401-222-1105

Point of contact: Benjamin Lafazia
Email: Benjamin.Lafazia@health.ri.gov
Phone: 401-222-2594, cell: 401-265-3011
Fax: 401-222-1105

Syphilis stages/reactors accepted and followed: All Primary, Secondary, Early Latent
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: call or fax POC (8:30-4:30 EST)
Return of disposition/time frame: Within 2 weeks

HIV

Point of contact: Benjamin Lafazia
Email: Benjamin.Lafazia@health.ri.gov
Phone: 401-222-2594, cell: 401-265-3011
Fax: Fax transmission not accepted

Point of contact: Guillermo Ronquillo
Email: Guillermo.Ronquillo@health.ri.gov
Phone: 401-222-7544, cell: 401-479-0149
Fax: Fax transmission not accepted

HIV cases/contacts followed: All newly identified diagnoses, partners to new HIV/AIDS diagnoses.
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: Call or mail to POC. NO FAX.
Return of disposition/time frame: within 1 month

GONORRHEA (GC)

Point of contact: Johana Ramos
Email: Johana.Ramos@health.ri.gov
Phone: 401-222-7540, cell: 401-639-3438
Fax: 401-222-1105

Point of contact: Benjamin Lafazia
Email: Benjamin.Lafazia@health.ri.gov
Phone: 401-222-2594, cell: 401-265-3011
Fax: 401-222-1105

GC cases/contacts accepted and followed: Morbidity reports accepted. Untreated cases and cases from urban centers prioritized. Partners may not be initiated.
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: Call or fax POC (8:30-4:30 EST)
Return of disposition/time frame: within 2 weeks

CHLAMYDIA (CT)

Point of contact: Johana Ramos
Email: Johana.Ramos@health.ri.gov
Phone: 401-222-7540, cell: 401-639-3438
Fax: 401-222-1105

CT cases/contacts accepted and followed: Morbidity reports accepted. Cases and partners not initiated for follow up
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: Call or fax POC (8:30-4:30 EST)
Return of disposition/time frame: N/A

SAN FRANCISCO

STD/HIV Program
San Francisco City Clinic
356 Seventh St.
San Francisco, CA 94103

Hours of Operations:  Mon – Fri 8:00am – 5:00pm, PST.

Syphilis

Point of Contact:  Gloria Calero
Email: Gloria.Calero@sfdph.org
Phone: 415-487-5531
Fax: 415-431-4628 (confidential)

Syphilis stages/reactors accepted and followed:  All syphilis stages/reactors.
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data:  Phone or fax POC.  (fax is confidential).
Return of disposition/time frame:   Yes, (whenever possible) within two (2) weeks.

HIV

Point of Contact: Gloria Calero   (Same contact information as listed above)
HIV cases/contacts followed: All newly infected persons and contacts.
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: Phone or fax POC.  (fax is confidential).
Return of disposition/time frame: Yes, (whenever possible) within two weeks.

Gonorrhea (GC)

Point of Contact: Inez Love
Email: Inez.love@sfdph.org.
Phone:  415-487-5524

GC cases/contacts accepted and followed:  infected and untreated cases only.
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: Phone or fax POC.  (fax is confidential).
Return of disposition/time frame: Yes, (whenever possible) within two weeks.

Chlamydia (CT)

Point of Contact: Inez Love (Same contact information as listed above)
CT cases/contacts accepted and followed: infected and untreated cases only.
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: Phone or fax POC.  (fax is confidential).
Return of disposition/time frame: Yes, (whenever possible) within two weeks.

SOUTH CAROLINA

SC Department of Health and Environmental Control
Mills/Jarrett Building, Surveillance and Technical Support
2100 Bull Street
Columbia, SC 29201

Hours of Operation: 8:30am to 5:00pm EST

Syphilis

Point of Contact: Deborah Goodwin
Phone: 803-898-0864
Email: GoodwiDH@dhec.sc.gov
Fax: 803-898-0132 (confidential)
Backup Point of Contact: Mereena Coyac
Phone: 803-898-0630
Email: coyacm@dhec.sc.gov

Syphilis stages/reactors accepted and followed: All Syphilis.
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data:   Call or mail POC.
Return of disposition/timeframe:  Two (2) weeks

Gonorrhea (GC)

Point of Contact: Mereena Coyac
Phone:  803-898-0630

GC cases/contacts accepted and followed:  All Cases and contacts.
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data:  Call or mail POC
Return of disposition/timeframe: Two (2) weeks

Chlamydia (CT)

Point of Contact: Mereena Coyac
Phone: 803-898-0630

CT cases/contacts accepted and followed:  All cases and contacts
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: Call or mail POC.
Return of disposition/timeframe: Two (2) weeks

HIV

Point of Contact: Mereena Coyac
Phone: 803-898-0630
HIV cases/contacts followed: All Cases and Contacts to HIV.
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: Call or mail POC.
Return of disposition/timeframe: Thirty (30) days.

SOUTH DAKOTA

South Dakota Department of Health
STD/HIV Program
615 E. 4th Street
Pierre, South Dakota, 57501
Hours of Operations: 8:00 am– 4:30pm

Syphilis

Point of Contact: Bridget Dean, STD Program Coordinator
EmailBridget.Dean@state.sd.us
Phone: 605-773-4794 (secure answering machine)
Fax: 605-773-5509 (secure fax)

Syphilis stages/reactors accepted and followed:  All confirmed stages; all contacts.
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: Call, send, secure fax, or mail POC.
Return of disposition/time frame: Yes, 3-4 weeks.

HIV

Point of Contact: Susan Gannon, HIV Program Director
Email: Susan.Gannon@state.sd.us
Phone: 605-773-5952 (secure answering machine)
Fax: 605-773-5509 (secure fax)

HIV cases/contacts followed:  Newly Identified and prior with current STD.
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data:  Call POC OR mail ATTN: Christine Olson
Return of disposition/time frame: Yes, three to four Weeks

Gonorrhea (GC)

Point of Contact: Mary Rea, STD Program Manager (same contact as listed above)
GC cases/contacts accepted and followed: All confirmed cases and all contacts
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: Phone, secure fax, or mail POC.
Return of disposition/time frame: Yes, 3-4 weeks.

Chlamydia (CT)

Point of Contact: Mary Rea, STD Program Manager (same contact as listed above)
CT cases/contacts accepted and followed:  All confirmed cases and contacts to confirmed cases are prioritized based on geographic location, age, sex, race, ethnicity, pregnancy status, etc. and may not be followed depending on staffing resources.
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data:    Phone, secure fax, or mail POC.
Return of disposition/time frame: Yes, 3-4 weeks.

TENNESSEE

Tennessee Department of Health
HIV/STD/Viral Hepatitis Section
4th Floor Andrew Johnson Tower
710 James Robertson Parkway
Nashville, TN 37243

Hours of Operation:  7:00 am– 3:30 pm CDT

Syphilis

Point of Contact:  Alfred Webb
Email:  Alfred.webb@tn.gov
Phone:   615-532-8488

Alternate Point of Contact: Darnell Brooks
Email: STD.Health@tn.gov
Phone: 615-253-0678
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data:  secure email STD.Health@tn.gov or secure fax at 615-401-7684

Syphilis stages/reactors accepted and followed: All stages accepted and followed.
Return of disposition/time frame:   Yes, two weeks.
Syphilis Contacts: Contacts should include name or alias, DOB or age, address, city/state, phone number, description if available, exposure dates and frequency.
Return of disposition/time frame: Yes, two weeks.

HIV

HIV cases/contacts followed: All contacts to HIV and positive lab tests.
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: Secure email or fax.
HIV Contacts: Contacts should include name or alias, DOB or age, address, city/state, phone numbers, description if available, exposure dates and frequency.
Return of disposition/time frame: Yes, two weeks on contacts who are also contacts to HIV and/or Syphilis

Gonorrhea (GC) and Chlamydia

Morbidity Reports: We accept all positive laboratory reports and/or morbidity reports.
Contacts to GC/CT: Accepted but no return disposition will be sent unless also a contact to syphilis and/or HIV.
Method (s) of transmitting confidential patient data: Secure email or fax.
Return of disposition/time frame: Yes, two weeks on contacts who are also contacts to HIV and/or Syphilis

TEXAS

Texas Dept. of State Health Services
Epidemiology and Surveillance Branch
PO Box 149347, MC 1873
Austin, TX 78714

Primary point of contact:
Paul Hurlburt
Work cell: 512-458-0037
paul.hurlburt@dshs.texas.gov

Program Manager:
Aubrey Braglia
Work cell: 512-461-4564
aubrey.braglia@dshs.texas.gov

Branch Manager:
D’Andra Luna
Work cell: 512-632-7276
dandra.luna@dshs.texas.gov

HIV, Syphilis, Gonorrhea, Chlamydia

Stages/reactors/contacts/cases accepted and followed: All 900, 700 (please provide 700 staging, if possible.)

200 and 300 pregnant cases accepted.

Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data:
Fax: 512-989-4015 – please follow CDC confidentiality and security guidelines.
Phone – Our voicemail system is not approved to store confidential information. Please do not leave confidential information during a voice message.

Please do not email confidential information. TX DSHS prohibits any exchange of patient health information via unsecured email.

Return of disposition/time frame: 3-4 weeks, on-request.

USVI

Virgin Islands Department of Health
1303 Hospital Ground  – Suite 3
St. Thomas, V.I.   00802
Hours of Operation:  8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Syphilis

Point of Contact:   Jasper Lettsome, Administrator STD/HIV/TB Program
Email: jasper.lettsome@usvi-doh.org
Phone: 340-774-3168/340- 774-9000 ext 4663
Fax: 340-715-1589  (Secured Fax Line)

Backup Point of Contact:  Dr. Tai Hunte
Email: tai.hunte@usvi-doh.org
Phone: 340- 774-9000 ext 4660/340-774-3168
Fax: 340 -715-1589  (Secured Fax Line)

Syphilis stages/reactors accepted and followed:  710/720/730 (primary, secondary, EL).
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data:  Call POC, fax, or mail to contact address as listed above.  Please be sure to double enveloped.
Return of disposition/time frame:  Seven days

HIV

Point of Contact: Neil Marshall, HIV Prevention Coordinator
Email:   neil.marshall@usvi-doh.org
Phone: 340-774-3168/340- 774-9000 ext 4667
Fax:   340-715-1589  (Secured Fax Line)
Secondary Point of Contact:  Jasper Lettsome, Administrator   (Same contact information as listed above)
Tertiary Point of Contact:  Dr. Tai Hunte (Same contact information as listed above)
HIV cases/contacts followed:  Yes
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: Call POC, fax, or mail to contact address as listed above.  Please be sure to double enveloped.
Return of disposition/time frame:  Fourteen days

Gonorrhea (GC)

Point of Contact:  Jasper Lettsome, Administrator   (Same contact information as listed above)
Backup Point of Contact: Dr. Tai Hunte (Same contact information as listed above)
GC cases/contacts accepted and followed:  Yes
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: Call POC, fax, or mail to contact address as listed above.  Please be sure to double enveloped.
Return of disposition/time frame:  Seven days

Chlamydia (CT)

Point of Contact:  Jasper Lettsome, Administrator:     (Same contact information as listed above)
Backup Point of Contact: Dr. Tai Hunte (Same contact information as listed above)
CT cases/contacts accepted and followed:  Yes
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: Call POC, fax, or mail to contact address as listed above.  Please be sure to double enveloped.
Return of disposition/time frame:  Seven days

UTAH

Department of Health
Bureau of Epidemiology
Box 142104
Salt Lake City UT 84114-2104

Hours of Operation: Mon-Fri  8:00am – 5:00pm

Syphilis

Point of Contact: Nikki Baer
Email: abaer@utah.gov
Phone: 801-538-6174
Fax: 801-538-9913

Syphilis stages/reactors accepted and followed: All.
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: Call POC or fax.
Return of disposition/time frame: Yes; two weeks

HIV

Point of Contact: Nikki Baer
Email: abaer@utah.gov
Phone: 801-538-6174
Fax: 801-538-9913

Backup Point of Contact: Nuzhat Majid
Email: nmajid@utah.gov
Phone: 801-538-6162
Fax: 801-538-9913

HIV cases/contacts followed: All cases/contacts.
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: Call POC or fax.
Return of disposition/time frame: Yes, two weeks

Gonorrhea (GC)

Point of Contact: Nikki Baer (Same contact information as listed above).
GC cases/contacts accepted and followed: All case and contacts.
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: Call POC or fax.
Return of disposition/time frame: Yes, two weeks

Chlamydia (CT)

Point of Contact: Nikki Baer (Same contact information as listed above).
CT cases/contacts accepted and followed: All case and contacts.
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: Call POC or fax.
Return of disposition/time frame: Yes, two weeks

VERMONT

STD Program VDH
108 Cherry St.
PO Box 70 Room 304
Burlington, VT 05402

Hours of operation: 9:00am – 4:00pm EST

Syphilis

Point of Contact:  Daniel Daltry
Email:  daniel.daltry@vermont.gov
Phone:   802-863-7305
Syphilis stages/reactors accepted and followed:  All P&S.
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data:   Call POC
Return of disposition/time frame: Yes, two weeks

HIV

Point of Contact: Roy Belcher
Email: roy.belcher@vermont.gov
Phone: 802-863-7572

HIV cases/contacts followed All newly identified infections; prior infections with a current STD.
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: Call POC
Return of disposition/time frame: Yes, two weeks.

Gonorrhea (GC)

Point of Contact: Daniel Daltry (Same as above).
GC cases/contacts accepted and followed:  All cases.
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data:  Call POC during hours of operation.
Return of disposition/time frame:   Yes, two weeks

Chlamydia (CT)

Point of Contact: Daniel Daltry   (Same contact information as listed above).
CT cases/contacts accepted and followed:  All cases.
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data:   Call POC during hours of operation.
Return of disposition/time frame:   No

VIRGINIA

Virginia Department of Health
109 Governors St. 2nd Floor
Richmond, VA 23219

Hours of Operation: M-F 7am-3pm EST

Method of Contact: Confidential phone, fax, or mail
Main Fax: 804-864-7970
Alternate Fax: 804-864-8143
Main Phone: 804-864-7964

Syphilis

Primary Point of Contact: Justin Kittle
Email:  justin.kittle@vdh.virginia.gov
Phone:  804 864-7994
Fax:  804-864-7970

Back-up Point of Contact: Katherine Fite
Phone:  804-864-7319
Email:  katherine.fite@vdh.virginia.gov

Syphilis stages/reactors accepted and followed according to program priorities:

  • All cases of early syphilis (priority follow-up is conducted for known P&S cases) and late or unknown duration
  • Patients with a titer of 1:16 or higher
  • Patients with a titer of 1:8 or lower less than 70 years old
  • Pregnant patients with any reactive syphilis serology
  • Patients 19 years old or younger
  • Contacts to early syphilis with exposure dates < 12 months
  • Suspects (social contacts) who are symptomatic for syphilis (S1s) or sex partners of a person who is a known case of syphilis (S2s)
  • Female contacts and S3s who are known to be pregnant, regardless of exposure date

Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data:   Call POC, fax during hours of operation or establish electronic reporting.
Return of disposition/time frame:   two weeks

HIV

Point of Contact: Kevin Jones and Katherine Fite  (Same contact information listed above)
HIV cases/contacts followed according to program priorities:

  • All newly identified infections
  • Prior infections diagnosed within the past six months and not interviewed
  • Prior infections concurrent with early syphilis
  • Prior infections with a detectable viral load concurrent with gonorrhea
  • Contacts to newly diagnosed HIV with exposure dates < 12 months
  • Contacts to HIV with a co-infection of syphilis and/or GC with exposure dates < 12 months
  • Female contacts and S3s who are known to be pregnant, regardless of exposure date

Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: Call POC to inform POC of intent to fax or establish electronic reporting.
Return of disposition/time frame: two weeks

Gonorrhea (GC) and Chlamydia (CT)

Point of Contact: Kevin Jones and Katherine Fite  (Same contact information listed above)
GC/CT cases/contacts accepted and followed according to program priorities:

  • Infected pregnant patients
  • GC repeaters (positive two times within 6 month time period)
  • GC indicative of resistance to treatment
  • Female contacts and S3s who are known to be pregnant, regardless of exposure date
  • Contacts to pregnant patients with GC
  • All contacts to GC with reduced susceptibility to antibiotics to azithromycin, ceftriaxone or cefixime, regardless of exposure date
  • Suspected or confirmed disseminated gonorrhea infections
  • Partners to suspected or confirmed disseminated gonorrhea infections

Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: Call POC, fax during hours of operation or establish electronic reporting.
Return of disposition/time frame: two weeks

CONTACTS

VA residents that are OOJ contacts must include:

  • minimum patient location information (name, age or DOB, and address and/or phone number) AND
  • exposure information (FSE and LSE)

WASHINGTON D.C.

District of Columbia Department of Health
HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, STD and Tuberculosis Administration
Strategic Information Division
899 North Capitol Street, NE, 4th Floor
Washington, DC 20002

Hours of Operation: 8:15 – 4:45 EST

Surveillance Coordinator

Brittani Saafir-Callaway, PhD, MPH
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Supervisory Public Health Analyst
Core Surveillance Branch Chief
Strategic Information Division
HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, STD and TB Administration
Brittani.Saafir@dc.gov
Main: 202-727-4900
Direct: 202-671-5002
Fax: 202-673-4367

Field Operations Manager

Toni Flemming
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
DC Department of Health
HIV, AIDS, Hepatitis, STD, TB Administration
STD/TB Division
Toni.Flemming@dc.gov
Office: 202-442-4768
Mobile: 202-834-6309

DC Health and Wellness Center

Destiny Liverpool
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
DC Department of Health
HIV, AIDS, Hepatitis, STD, TB Administration
STD/TB Division
Destiny.Liverpool@dc.gov
Office: 202-442-5994 -delete this number
Mobile: 202-770-8849

At this time we are requesting all jurisdictions use the following HIPPA-compliant form to submit requests: DC Health websiteexternal icon

Please note: Requests made of the DC Health and Wellness Center are not completed by our surveillance team. If you would like a search of our surveillance systems, do not select the DC Health and Wellness Center.

The following surveillance staff will be responsible for completing record search requests by jurisdiction:

Surveillance staff
Investigator Phone Number Email Address Jurisdictions
Volta Asbury 202-671-4943 Volta.Asbury@dc.gov AL, AK, AS, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, GU, HI, ID, IN
Patrice Ward 202-671-4951 Patrice.Ward@dc.gov CHI, IL, IA, KS, KY, LAC, LA, ME, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, PR
Sabrina Nettles 202-671-4959 Sabrina.Nettles@dc.gov BAL, MD
Francoise Uwimana 202-442-4771 Francoise.Uwimana@dc.gov MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NYC, NYS, NC, ND, NMI, OH, OK, OR
Alberta Roye 202-727-6408 Albert.Roye@dc.gov PA, PHL, RI, SF, SC, SD, TN, TX, UVI, UT, VT, WA, WV, WI, WY
Luckeya McCarroll 202-671-4907 Luckeya.McCarroll@dc.gov VA

HIV, Syphilis, Gonorrhea, Chlamydia

HIV, Syphilis, Gonorrhea, Chlamydia
Disease Activity Point of Contact Phone Fax OOJ Investigations Accepted Response Goals
HIV Reactors See above by jurisdiction See above by jurisdiction 202-673-4367
  • Not applicable
No response provided
Record Searches See above by jurisdiction See above by jurisdiction 202-673-4367
  • Newly diagnosed – <1 yr. from diagnosis date
  • Pregnant
5 business days from notification
Partners, Suspects, and Associates Destiny Liverpool Office: 202-442-5994
Mobile: 202-770-8849
202-673-4367
  • Partners, Suspects, and Associates exposed to a person with a new HIV diagnosis of < 1 Year
10 business days from notification
Syphilis Reactors See above by jurisdiction See above by jurisdiction 202-673-4367
  • Not applicable
No response provided
Record Searches See above by jurisdiction See above by jurisdiction 202-673-4367
  • Primary, secondary, early non-primary non secondary
  • Clinical manifestations
  • Pregnant women
5 business days from notification
Partners, Suspects, and Associates Destiny Liverpool Office: 202-442-5994
Mobile: 202-309-1682
202-673-4367
  • Partners, Suspects, and Associates exposed to a person with primary, secondary, or early non-primary/non secondary syphilis [710/720/730]
  • Partners, Suspects, and Associates exposed to a person with co-infected with an early syphilis/ HIV diagnosis. [900/950]
10 business days from notification
Gonorrhea Reactors See above by jurisdiction See above by jurisdiction 202-673-4367
  • Not applicable
No response provided
Record Searches See above by jurisdiction See above by jurisdiction 202-673-4367
  • Positive results with site of infection = rectal
  • Pregnant
5 business days from notification
202-673-4367
Partners, Suspects, and Associates Destiny Liverpool Office: 202-442-5994
Mobile: 202-309-1682
202-673-4367
  • Partners, Suspects, and Associates MUST be exposed to a person co-infected with primary, secondary, early non-primary non secondary syphilis, or HIV infection [710/720/730/900/950]
10 business days from notification
Chlamydia Reactors See above by jurisdiction See above by jurisdiction 202-673-4367
  • Not applicable
No response provided
Record Searches See above by jurisdiction See above by jurisdiction 202-673-4367
  • MUST be co-infected with HIV- <1 yr. from diagnosis date, or primary, secondary, early non-primary non-secondary syphilis
5 business days from notification
Partners, Suspects, and Associates Sharon Stone Office: 202-442-5994
Mobile: 202-309-1682
202-673-4367
  • Partners, Suspects, and Associates MUST be exposed to a person co-infected with primary, secondary, early non-primary non secondary syphilis, or HIV infection [710/720/730/900/950]
10 business days from notification

WASHINGTON

Washington State Department of Health
Disease Control and Health Statistics
Infectious Disease Assessment Unit
P.O Box 47838
Olympia, WA  98501
Hours of Operation: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Monday through Friday PST/PDT.

STD Phone: 360-878-4045 (7 am – 5:30 pm PST/PDT)
STD Fax: 360-236-3470
HIV Phone: 360-236-3414 (8 am – 5 pm PST/PDT)
HIV Fax: 360-586-5440 (Call before faxing.)

ICCR Email: STD_ICCR@doh.wa.gov

Syphilis

Point of Contact:  Tasha Dusenbery
Email: tasha.dusenbery@doh.wa.gov
Phone:

Alternate Point of Contact:  Rayna Halloway
Email: rayna.halloway@doh.wa.gov
Phone:  360-236-3433

Alternate Point of Contact: Michelle McCutcheon
Email: michelle.mccutcheon@doh.wa.gov
Phone: 360-298-3026

Alternate Point of Contact: Rachel Amiya
Email: rachel.amiya@doh.wa.gov
Phone:  360-236-3445

Syphilis stages/reactors accepted and followed: All reactors <70 years; all stage morbidity and untreated; partners to primary, secondary, and early latent; partners to females of reproductive age (<50 years) and heterosexual males; social contacts (suspects) to primary and secondary cases.
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data:  Call or fax POC.
Return of disposition/time frame: Yes, in two weeks.

Gonorrhea (GC)

Point of Contact: Tasha Dusenbery (Same contact information as listed above for syphilis.)
Alternate Points of Contact: Rayna Halloway, Michelle McCutcheon, Rachel Amiya (Same contact information as listed above for syphilis.)
GC cases/contacts accepted and followed: Morbidity or untreated or partners to gonorrhea; social contacts (suspects) to antibiotic-resistant cases.
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data:  Call or fax POC.
Return of disposition/time frame: Yes, in 30 days.

Chlamydia (CT)

Point of Contact: Tasha Dusenbery (Same contact information as listed above for syphilis.)
Alternate Points of Contact: Rayna Halloway, Michell McCutcheon, Rachel Amiya (Same contact information as listed above for syphilis.)
CT cases/contacts accepted and followed: Morbidity or untreated only.
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: Call or Fax POC.
Return of disposition/time frame: Yes, in 30 days.

HIV Partner Services

Point of Contact: Tasha Dusenbery (Same contact information as listed above for syphilis)
Alternate Points of Contact: Rayna Halloway, Michell McCutcheon, Rachel Amiya (Same contact information as listed above for syphilis)
HIV cases/contacts followed: All newly identified infections and partners to HIV.
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: Call or fax POC.
Return of disposition/time frame: Yes, within two weeks.

WEST VIRGINIA

West Virginia Dept. of Health and Human Resources
Division of STD and HIV
350 Capitol St.  Room 125
Charleston, WV  25301

Hours of Operation: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm EST

Syphilis

Point of Contact: Debora Blankinship
Email: Debora.s.blankinship@wv.gov
Phone: 304-356-4032
Fax: 304-558-6478

Point of Contact: Bridget Rose
Email: Bridget.N.Rose@wv.gov
Phone: 304-558-2195
Fax: 304-558-6478

Syphilis stages/reactors accepted and followed: Positives and contacts to primary, secondary early latent however, will not accept late latent.
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: Call, mail or fax. Call, mail or fax for contacts. Return of disposition/time frame: Yes, 30 days

HIV

Point of Contact: Vicki Hogan
Email: Vicki.A.Hogan@wv.gov
Phone: 304-356-4071

HIV cases/contacts followed: All new positives and named contacts.
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: Call or mail only. Call or mail for contacts. Return of disposition/time frame: Thirty days

Gonorrhea (GC)

Point of Contact: Debora Blankinship (Same contact information as listed above)
Point of Contact: Michael Workman
Email: Michael.A.Workman@wv.gov
Phone: 304-356-4006
Fax: 304-558-6478

GC positive labs with or without treatment.
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: Call, mail or fax. No contacts, please.
Return of disposition/time frame: None

Chlamydia (CT)

Point of Contact: Debora Blankinship/Michael Workman (Same contact information as listed above).

CT positive labs with or without treatment.
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: Call, mail or fax. No contacts, please.
Return of disposition/time frame: None

WISCONSIN

1 West Wilson St Room 256
PO Box 2659
Madison, WI 53701-2659

Hours of Operation: 8:00am-4:00pm CST

Syphilis

Point of Contact: Craig Berger
Email:  Craig.Berger@dhs.wisconsin.gov
Phone: 608-266-1323
Fax: 608 261-9301

Point of Contact: Anne Maries Gates
Email: AnneMarie.Gates@wisconsin.gov
Phone: 608 266-7945
Fax: 608 261-9301

Syphilis stages/reactors accepted and followed: All stages and reactors.
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: Call POC or fax.
Return of disposition/time frame: Two weeks

HIV

Point of Contact: Vipul Shukla/Elizabeth Schroeder
Phone: 608-266-3031/608-261-8885
Fax: 608-266-1288
Email:  vipul.shukla@dhs.wisconsin.gov/elizabeth.schroeder1@dhs.wisconsin.gov

HIV followed: All newly identified and prior infections with reasons for follow up.
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data:  Call POC.
Return of disposition/time frame: Four weeks

Gonorrhea (GC)

Point of Contact: Anne Maries Gates  (Same contact information as listed above).
Alternate Point of Contact:  Brandon Kufalk  (Same contact information as listed above).

GC cases/contacts accepted and followed:
All cases are accepted and will be sent to local health department.  Follow-up depends on local health department criteria.

Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: Call POC or fax.
Return of disposition/time frame: If follow-up is required, it will be returned in two weeks.

Chlamydia (CT)

Point of Contact:  Anne Maries Gates  (Same contact information as listed above).
Alternate Point of Contact: Brandon Kufalk    (Same contact information as listed above).

CT cases/contacts accepted and followed:  All cases are accepted and will be sent to local health department.  Follow-up depends on local health department criteria.
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data:  Call POC or fax.
Return of disposition/time frame:   If follow-up is required, it will be returned in two weeks

WYOMING

Wyoming Department of Health, Communicable Disease Unit
122 West 25th St., 3rd Floor West
Cheyenne, WY 82002
Fax: 307.777.5279
Hours of Operation: 8:00am to 5:00pm, M-F

Syphilis

Point of Contact:   Brianne Dunivent-Cronk
Email:  Brianne.Dunivent-cronk@wyo.gov
Phone:  307-777-8005
Fax:  307-777-5279 (Confidential)
Syphilis stages/reactors accepted and followed: Newly diagnosed and/or untreated.
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: Fax POC.
Return of disposition/time frame: Only as requested.

HIV

Point of Contact: Sarah Newsky
Email: Sarah.newsky@wyo.gov
Phone:  307-777-8939
Fax: 307.777.5279

HIV cases/contacts followed:  All newly diagnosed, CD4 and Viral Load reports.
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data:  Call POC

Gonorrhea (GC)

Point of Contact:   Brianne Dunivent-Cronk
Email:  Brianne.Dunivent-cronk@wyo.gov
Phone:  307-777-8005
Fax:  307-777-5279 (Confidential)

GC cases/contacts accepted and followed: Newly diagnosed and/or untreated.
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data:  Confidential Fax:  307-777-5279
Return of disposition/time frame:  Only as requested.

Chlamydia (CT)

Point of Contact: Brianne Dunivent-Cronk (Same contact information as listed above).
CT cases/contacts accepted and followed: Infected and/or untreated.
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data:
Confidential fax:  307-777-5279.
Return of disposition/time frame: Only as requested.

CANADA (All Provinces)

Centre for Communicable Disease and Infection Control
Public Health Agency of Canada
130 Colonnade Road
Room 315B06 AL: 6503B
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0K9

Syphilis/Gonorrhea/Chlamydia

Point of Contact: Frederic Bergeron
Email: phac.stinotificationits.aspc@canada.ca
Phone: (613) 796-8510

Alternate Point of Contact: Carly Henry
Email: phac.stinotificationits.aspc@canada.ca
Phone: (343) 998-5982
Fax: 613-952-4723 (Confidential fax)

Cases/reactors accepted and followed: All
Contacts accepted and followed: All
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: Securely call, fax, or mail to POC.
Return of disposition/time frame: Yes; two-four weeks

HIV

Point of Contact: Nisrine Haddad
Email: phac.hass.aspc@canada.ca
Phone: (613) 793-0819

Alternate Point of Contact:Ashley Weeks
Email: phac.hass.aspc@canada.ca
Phone:: (613) 286-1328
Fax: 613-952-4723 (Confidential fax)

Cases/reactors accepted and followed: All
Contacts accepted and followed: All
Method(s) of transmitting confidential patient data: Securely call, fax, or mail to POC.
Return of disposition/time frame: Yes; two-four weeks