Indiana Disease Intervention Specialists (DIS) are the backbone of HIV/STI prevention in our state.
DISs follow-up on reported cases of HIV, syphilis, chlamydia, and gonorrhea in Indiana. They can work with your patients to ensure their partners receive testing and treatment.
Learn more here on how you can partner with this vital public health workforce.
Here's how to contact a DIS in your county.
EXPEDITED PARTNER THERAPY
Expedited Partner Therapy (EPT) is the practice of treating sexual partners diagnosed with an STI (specifically chlamydia and/or gonorrhea) without an intervening medical evaluation.
EPT is a great tool to reduce barriers and decrease your patient's risk of reinfection.
To learn more about EPT guidance in Indiana:
Guidance for health care professionals in Indiana (including fact sheets for patients and their partners)
Understanding testing and treatment for STIs can be challenging.
Please read this important message from IDOH State Health Commissioner, Dr. Kris Box, with an important reminder for physicians in regards to syphilis testing.
Gonorrhea is becoming resistant to the antibiotic drugs prescribed to treat it. Learn more here.
Diagnosis, Management, & Prevention
The Diagnosis, Management and Prevention of Syphilis is an excellent resource for providers as they identify, treat, and report cases of syphilis.
The CDC Syphilis Pocket Guide for Providers is another great tool.