STDs in Oregon
Sexually transmitted diseases are Oregon's most frequently reported infections and account for almost two-thirds of all reportable diseases. Adolescents and young adults (15-24 years) have the highest infection rates. Most sexually transmitted diseases, if not identified and managed appropriately can cause serious complications. Women and newborns bear an inordinate share of complications.
Syphilis Awareness Campaign
The Oregon Health Authority has launched a syphilis awareness campaign called SyphAware.
Update to Oregon Administrative Rules (Removal of PID from List of Reportable Diseases)
The Oregon Administrative Rules, Chapter 333, Division 18 regarding disease reporting were amended on August 16, 2016. Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) is no longer reportable to the Oregon Public Health Division. Local county health departments may still indicate that a chlamydia or gonorrhea case resulted in PID through the Oregon Public Health Epidemiologists' User System (ORPHEUS) using the "stage/syndrome" drop-down. Please contact the Oregon STD Program with any questions.
Rules Amended 8/16/2016 (pdf)
Disease Intervention Specialists
STD intervention, prevention and control is a cooperative effort that involves private physicians, other health care providers, local and state health department personnel, and members of the community at large. A key player in the public health STD field is the Disease Intervention Specialist (DIS).