STI / HIV Surveillance Program
The Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) / Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Program works to stop the spread of STIs and HIV in Kansas. As part of the Bureau of Disease Control and Prevention, the program works in collaboration with local health departments and other health care providers to intervene in the spread of infectious diseases. We are Kansans helping Kansans prevent diseases that can cause disability and death, like tuberculosis (TB), vaccine-preventable diseases, and sexually transmitted infections, including HIV and Hepatitis C.
Health Care Needs
The Kansas HIV Care Program strives to meet the health care needs of Kansans living with HIV by providing services to help establish and retain individuals in medical care.
The Disease Intervention Program intervenes in the spread of STIs by assisting with treatment and notifying partners of infected individuals of their exposure to these infections. At this time, the Disease Intervention Program focuses on syphilis, HIV, and monkeypox. Through Partner Services, we talk with patients who are infected and identify others who are in need of testing and treatment of these infections. We educate both patients and providers about STIs, communicating the most up-to-date information regarding testing, treatment, and prevention. Disease investigators (Disease Intervention Specialists) in Kansas also work to change individual patient risk behavior through evidence-based interventions, with the goal of reducing the amount of disease in Kansas. See our Disease Intervention page for more information regarding our Disease Intervention Program.
The STI/HIV Prevention Program supports HIV prevention activities in the following program areas:
- STI/HIV Testing
- Prevention with Positives
- Condom Distribution
- Policy Initiatives
- Jurisdictional Planning
- Technical Assistance
- Capacity Building
- Monitoring and Evaluation
The STI/HIV Surveillance Program monitors HIV/AIDS, syphilis, chlamydia, and gonorrhea case counts and rates across Kansas to observe, predict, and react to outbreaks. Surveillance data is routinely utilized to focus prevention and education efforts throughout the state. Request data or call 785-368-8218 for more information.