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STD Prevention

Sexually Transmitted Disease Prevention

Collage of people and Neisseria gonorrhoeae.

2016  Preliminary STD Data

Current Events and Issues

Health Alert Network Messages

PHHS HAN ADVISORY 2015-17: Recommendations Addressing the Increase of Gonorrhea and Syphilis in Montana
Posted 12/08/2015

Resources for Syphilis

CDC Fact Sheet
Overview of Syphilis Diagnostics 
MSM regular screening
Staging and Treatment

Resources for Gonorrhea

Antibiotic-Resistant Gonorrhea 
CDC Gonorrhea Treatment Guidelines 2012

STD Program           
            STD Frequently Asked Questions
            STD Fact Sheets
            Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) Vaccine

Resources for Partner/Contacts Management and follow up advice, screening and reporting

Partner Services Quick Guide
Partner Services Recommendations  
National Data 
STD and HIV Screening Recommendations

STD/HIV Reporting Forms

Instructions for Case Reporting in Montana
STD Reporting Forms (Word)
STD Reporting Forms (PDF)
HIV Adult Reporting Form (PDF)
HIV Pediatric Reporting Form (PDF)

The Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Program administers the Comprehensive STD Prevention Systems and Infertility Prevention Projects. The Program supports and maintains successful working relationships with local, state and federal agencies, primary health care providers, public health organizations and Native American healthcare units to prevent and control the spread of STDs.

The STD Program collaborates with the (HIV) Prevention and Treatment Programs, Immunization and Hepatitis Sections, Epidemiology Section, the Women’s and Men’s Health Section, the State Epidemiologist, and the Montana Public Health Laboratory.

The STD Program assists in revising the Administrative Rules governing control of HIV and STDs. Those rules, which have the effect of law, are renewed and revised when treatment guidelines are modified or legislative changes require revision.

Montana Annotated Codes (MCA) STD Statutes
CDC’s 2015 STD Treatment Guidelines

The STD Program provides funding to 19 STD clinics throughout the state to conduct testing for chlamydia and gonorrhea for clients unable to pay for testing. During the first six months of 2011, 43% of the clients diagnosed with an STD were counseled and educated regarding the risk of acquiring HIV infection. See Montana STD Clinic Definition of Services.

Clinic staff must provide all STD clients with risk reduction education on STDs and must interview, within DPHHS time requirements, those diagnosed with chlamydia, gonorrhea or syphilis, to elicit the names and locations of sex partners to prevent the spread of the STD.

Partner services, including notification to sexual partners of exposure, medical evaluation, risk reduction counseling, and appropriate referrals are provided by local health departments. Identified partners of STD cases who cannot afford treatment qualify for the DPHHS-sponsored indigent drug fund which provides medication at no cost to the patient.

CDC Partner Services Quick Guide

CDC Partner Services Guidelines

The STD/HIV Section uses the services of community and statewide media representatives, and local public health department, STD, and HIV clinic liaisons, to access and provide information to community and tribal leaders.

List of STD Clinics


Quarterly STD Reports by County






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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