Department of Public Health
About Us


In 2011, in keeping with National efforts to better integrate HIV and STD public health efforts, the Department of Public Health combined the HIV Epidemiology Program, the Office of AIDS Programs and Policy, and the Sexually Transmitted Disease Program to form the Division of HIV and STD Programs (DHSP). DHSP continues to work closely and collaboratively with community-based organizations, other governmental offices, advocates, and people living with HIV/AIDS as it seeks to control the spread of HIV and sexually transmitted diseases, monitor HIV/AIDS and STD morbidity and mortality, increase access to care for those in need, and eliminate HIV-related health inequalities.


To prevent and control the spread of HIV and STDs through epidemiological surveillance, implementation of evidence-based programs, coordination of prevention, care and treatment services, and the creation of policies that promote health.


New HIV and STD infections have been eliminated and persons with STD and HIV infections have improved health outcomes through access to high quality prevention, care and treatment services.

Public Health has made reasonable efforts to provide accurate translation. However, no computerized translation is perfect and is not intended to replace traditional translation methods. If questions arise concerning the accuracy of the information, please refer to the English edition of the website, which is the official version.
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