The Vermont Department of Health, Sexually Transmitted Disease Program is responsible for the control and prevention of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) within the state of Vermont.
The program provides services to promote the identification, diagnosis, and treatment of sexually transmitted bacterial infections.
Contact the Department of Health’s STD Program: 802-863-7245
Bacterial infections include
Services to help stop transmission of these STDs include
- Referral for testing for persons at risk of infection, including those who may have been exposed to someone with an STD.
- Referral for treatment for persons who test positive.
- Identification and notification of sexual partners (partner notification).
Although testing, treatment and partner notification services are not generally available for viral STDs including HSV (herpes simplex virus), HPV (human papilloma virus), and HCV (hepatitis C virus), testing and vaccination for HBV (hepatitis B virus) is available if:
- You are a sexual partner, needle-sharing partner, or live in a household with someone who has been diagnosed with hepatitis B.
- You are a sexual contact to a person with hepatitis B.
- You share needles.
Outreach to increase awareness about all STDs by
- one-on-one counseling
- hotline services
- community presentations