Sexual Health & Harm Reduction (SHHR) Service
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Mission: Protect and promote the public's health by intervening in the transmission of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) and Hepatitis C (HCV).
The Sexual Health and Harm Reduction (SHHR) Service Area is comprised of three focus areas:
Prevention and Intervention
- Provides training for people interested in providing nonclinical rapid HIV testing (Counseling, Testing, Referral and Linkage To Care);
- Provides training for HIV, STD and Hepatitis education;
- Promotes HIV, STD and Hepatitis C awareness and risk reduction;
- Monitors contracts between OSDH and Community Based Organizations providing HIV/STD prevention and testing services to the public;
- Provides Disease Intervention Services (DIS) for people who have tested positive for HIV/STDs, including linkage to care; and
- Works closely with the community to provide support for ongoing efforts related to HIV/STD/HCV prevention and testing.
- Provides programs and support related to:
- Care and treatment services for people living with HIV/AIDS, also known as Ryan White part B program, and
- Viral hepatitis, including adult Hepatitis C and perinatal Hepatitis B.
- Insurance enrollment under the Affordable Care Act.
Surveillance and Analysis
- Collects, consolidates, and evaluates HIV, STD and HCV data and reports required by law for Oklahoma residents.
- Provides data, within SHHR Service, to the Prevention/Intervention and Care Delivery areas for program planning and services.
- Provides training to health care providers, laboratories, and the general public on HIV, STD, and HCV reporting requirements, as well as the importance of reporting these conditions.
- Provides training to non-clinical and clinical testing sites on needed data entry.
- Distributes data and reports to address these diseases, and defines changes and trends in health factors related to HIV, STDs and HCV.
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