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This site contains HIV prevention messages that might not be appropriate for all audiences. Since HIV infection is spread primarily through sexual practices or by sharing needles, prevention messages and programs on this website may address these topics.  If you are not seeking such information or may be offended by such materials, please exit this website.

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The Prevention Programs are made up of these focus areas, HIV, Hepatitis C (HCV) and STD.

The HIV, HCV and STD Prevention Programs include, but are not limited to, the following:

HIV/STD Counseling, Testing, Referral (CTR) and Linkage to Care (LTC) Training
This training is geared towards people who will be providing HIV/STD testing at either a clinic or community based organization (CBO).  

  The training provides the following information: 

  • Brief history of HIV;
  • Brief HIV 101;
  • Address stigma/judgment;
  • Review the HIV/AIDS National Strategy and why it is important;
  • Review reportable STDs in Oklahoma; 
  • Introduction to STDs, including Syphilis, Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, PID, & Hepatitis;
  • Introduction to Disease Intervention Services and how it fits into HIV/STD prevention/treatment;
  • Introduction to the testing process, including test results, rapid testing and HIPAA;
  • Steps on how to perform a counseling session, including role play to practice this newly acquired skill; and
  • Identify the difference between referral and linkage to care, and how to link a positive client to care.

           For more information about the CTR/LTC training, click here to send an email.


HIV Education Training (HET)
This training is geared towards people who will be providing required HIV education in the public schools (primarily school nurses, teachers and county health educators), and is in a Train the Trainer format.

           For more information about HET, click here to send an email. 

HIV/STD 101 Training and HIV/STD Presentations

Training and presentations can be tailored to meet the needs of the organization requesting these services.

  Examples of different locations or audiences include:

  • Recovery Centers;
  • Public Schools;
  • Universities;
  • Homeless Shelters; and
  • County Health Educators and Nurses.

               For more information about HIV 101, STD 101 or other HIV/STD presentations, click here to send an email.

STI Academy 

This training is geared towards the county health department nurses and occasionally the health educators.

  The training provides the following information:

  • Review of STDs the Health Department tests/treats;
  • Nursing Protocols;
  • Specific STD history, symptoms and treatment, including Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, Vaginitis, PID, Herpes, Syphilis;
  • HIV Prevention and Screening;
  • EPT (Expedited Partner Therapy);
  • Case Discussions;
  • Taking a Sexual History and Practice;
  • Male and Female STD Exam; and
  • The DIS and Provider STD Care Team.

              For more information about the STI Academy, click here to send an email.

Disease Intervention Services

In addition to the above listed prevention and intervention services, the HIV/STD Service also provides Confidential Partner Notification Services through Disease Intervention Services.  This service is provided by the Disease Intervention Specialists or DIS.

The DIS are a key player in the public health STD field.  They are trained professionals, informed about the causes and spread of STDs, skilled in taking sexual histories, identifying and locating people who may have been exposed to a STD, and know where to refer people for evaluation and treatment.  DIS provide counseling about behaviors that put a person at risk for STDs, including HIV.

In Oklahoma there are 15 DIS, two field supervisors and a manager.  The DIS home bases are in the Oklahoma City and Tulsa metro areas; however, they do cover the entire state.              

If you are a healthcare provider and want more information about Disease Intervention Services, please click here for a fact sheet, or to send an email click here.     

For more information, please contact the HIV/STD Service at 405-271-4636.

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