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Health Department Policy for Texting Chlamydia and Gonorrhea Test Results


This policy provides sample guidelines and procedures for LHDs to use as they implement text messaging to provide timely treatment, follow up and reporting for persons testing positive for chlamydia and gonorrhea.

This policy was developed by the Clay County Health Department with guidance from the Peoria County (IL) Health Department.

Primary Toolkit:

HIV/STI Toolkit

Keyword Area:

Adolescents, Infectious Diseases, Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI), Social Media


Institutional Author:

Clay County Health Department





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