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Infectious Disease Services

Disease Control

Infectious Diseases Services conducts investigation, surveillance, prevention, and control of communicable diseases. Services include:

Disease Control
Epidemiology Program conducts disease surveillance and investigates suspected occurrences of infectious diseases and conditions that are reported from physician’s offices, hospitals, laboratories and other medical providers and community partners.

Sexually Transmitted Diseases Control and Prevention
The Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Program works to control transmission through:

  • Education of at risk persons and the means for reducing the risk of transmission by changing sexual behaviors
  • Detection of infection in persons without symptoms, and those who are who are unlikely to seek diagnostic and treatment services.
  • Diagnosis and treatment of persons who are infected.
  • Evaluation, treatment and counseling of sex partners of persons with a Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD).

HIV/AIDS Control and Prevention
The Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade offers diverse services to control and prevent HIV/AIDS

Tuberculosis Control and Prevention
Our Clinical Services provide the diagnosis and treatment of persons with active TB disease and persons identified with latent TB infection. Treatment for persons identified with latent TB infection will be crucial to achieving the ultimate goal of eliminating TB as a public health problem in Florida.