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The HIV/STD/HepC program's purpose is to collaborate with others throughout Montana to prevent the spread of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and other Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs), and to help ensure access to treatment and services.


Syphilis Strikes Back

Once felt to be nearly eliminated, syphilis is again rearing its ugly head across the nation.  Montana reported 14 cases of primary and secondary (P&S) syphilis cases in 2016; as of the end of March, ten cases of P&S have been reported in the state, leading to the possibility that disease numbers for the year could triple. 

Syphilis is affecting persons age 19-62 and has been reported out of seven Montana counties. 

Men who have sex with men make up the majority of those in the state affected in 2017.


2015 Preliminary STD Data

Heath Alert Network

Details regarding signs and symptoms, testing and treatment can be found in CDC’s 2015 STD Treatment Guidelines.

Montana’s related statewide Health Alert Network (HAN) Message
To view health alert and recommendations, please visit:
Outbreak of Recent HIV and HCV Infections among Persons Who Inject Drugs in Indiana

Significant HIV and Hepatitis C outbreak in Indiana results in public health emergency.   To learn more, please visit:

Montana HIV and Hepatitis C (HCV) Epi Data
To view Montana’s HIV and HCV data, please visit:



Web Resources

Get Checked Montana website

Get Checked Montana

Contact information

Cogswell Building
Room C-211
1400 Broadway
Helena, MT 59620
(406) 444-3565

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