Managing HIV and Hepatitis C Outbreaks Among People Who Inject Drugs: A Guide for State and Local Health Departments
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released Managing HIV and HCV Outbreaks Among People Who Inject Drugs: A Guide for State and Local Health Departments. The document includes 19 chapters to assist health departments in preparing for and responding to outbreaks of HIV and/or Hepatitis C (HCV) among people who inject drugs. The guide also includes a checklist of considerations for management of HIV and HCV outbreaks among people who inject drugs.
Virginia Integrated HIV Services Plan 2017-2021
VDH’s Integrated HIV Prevention and Care Plan serves as a road map for HIV services for the state. It identifies goals, objectives, and activities that needed to stop the spread of HIV in Virginia. The plan will also improve health outcomes for those living with HIV in the state.
For more information about the plan, contact Ashley Yocum, HIV Care Services Planner, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Kristen Donovan, HIV Prevention Services Planner, may also be contacted at email@example.com.
To view each Section of the Plan, click on each Section link as needed. Section I: Statewide Coordinated Statement of Need. Section II: Integrated HIV Prevention and Care Plan. Section III: Monitoring and Improvement. Appendix A. Financial Resources Inventory. Appendix - B. Integrated HIV Services Plan. Appendix - C. Letters of Concurrence.
VDH thanks all those that participated in the development of the Plan. Without their help, the plan would not be possible.
Documents/Resources from DDP Projects
- HIV Testing & Screening Law - Effective July 1, 2008
- HIV Testing in Virginia - Frequently Asked Questions (Updated July 1, 2008)
- Pharmacy HIV Testing Policies, Procedures, and Quality Control Manual
DDP archives reports, publications, and other documents from their website after approximately five years. You can find an archive page by clicking here. If there is an older report or publication you are trying to find, please visit our Contact Us page and contact the appropriate unit.
Below is a list of brochures that have been reviewed and approved by VDH. Each item includes a title, short description, and thumbnail to the full file, if available. If you wish to order any of the below materials, please fill out a copy of the HIV/STD Literature Request Form and follow the instructions for its return.Brochures
|HIV Testing: What You Should Know. HD02A-C, HS02.
This brochure is available in three different cover options in English. It is also available in Spanish. Written in plain language, this brochure defines HIV, how it is transmitted, and who should consider getting a test. It talks about types of testing that is available and resources if you test negative or positive. HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is also discussed.
|Sexually Transmitted Infections: What You Should Know. HD03, HS03.
A brochure that includes the basics on sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Brochure also includes a fold-out table that covers the type of testing, symptoms, and treatment for each type of STI. Brochure is also available in Spanish.
|Genital Herpes. HD05, HS05.
A brochure with basic information on genital herpes. Also available in Spanish.
|Genital HPV. HD09, HS09.
A brochure with basic information on genital HPV. Also available in Spanish.
|Guidelines for School Attendance. HD11.
VDH guidelines for preventing bloodborne infections in schools. Includes model guidelines for school attendance for children with HIV, Virginia School Health Guidelines Appendix C: Universal Precautions and Infectious Diseases, and a Communicable Disease Reference Chart for School Personnel.
|Pelvic Inflammatory Disease. HD13, HS13.
A brochure with basic information on pelvic inflammatory disease. Also available in Spanish.
|Bacterial Vaginosis. HD15, HS15.
A brochure with basic information on bacterial vaginosis.
|Transgender Health Risk Assessment: A Clinician's Guide. HD18.
This brochure is designed for clinicians. It contains guidance on assessing health risks for transgender persons. Basic information about transgender persons is provided, including definitions of common terms and recommended resources related to transgender health.
| PrEP: Take Charge. HD20, HS20.
A brochure with basics on PrEP, resources, and info on how to talk to your doctor about PrEP. Also available in Spanish.
|Sex, Relationships, and Getting Tested. HD21.
A small fold-out that includes information linking HIV testing, relationships, and domestic violence. Basic information is included as well as resources.
|Disclosure Assistance Postcards.
A pack of nine brochures. Each brochure includes information on disclosure assistance services. Basic information is included as well as the types of services and why they are important.
|I Got Tested: What's Next? Brochure
A brochure developed for persons interested in HIV testing. Provides resources and next steps for those that test HIV-negative or HIV-positive. Available in English and in Spanish. Produced by Greater Than AIDS.
|I Got Tested Handbills
Handbills with different slogans that promote HIV testing. The reverse side of the card has a URL for a testing locator, as well as the Virginia Disease Prevention Hotline printed. Produced by Greater Than AIDS.
If you wish to use any of the below images for social media, click on the thumbnail of the image for the full file. You can then save the image and use it on your social media platforms. These images were created as part of a contract between VDH and different organizations. For information on contracts that may be available through VDH currently, please check the Virginia procurement portal at the bottom of the site. Additional social media or electronic resources may be available from the below campaigns. If you are interested, please contact Chris Barnett, Social Media Coordinator.
DDP has compiled a list of fact sheets from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). These fact sheets include topics that are relevant to the work that DDP is dedicated to daily. To view these fact sheets in alternate languages, please visit the CDC webpage.
- Bacterial Vaginosis
- Genital Herpes
- HIV 101 Fact Sheet
- HIV/AIDS & STDs
- HIV Among Youth
- HPV Infection
- Information for Teens and Young Adults: Staying Healthy and Preventing STDs
- PEP 101 Fact Sheet
- Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
- PrEP 101 Fact Sheet
- Prescription Opioids: What You Need to Know
- STD Risk & Oral Sex
- STDs During Pregnancy
- What Gay, Bisexual and Other Men Who Have Sex with Men Need to Know About Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Other agencies or individuals that are considered partners to VDH DDP in delivering services and programs may find valuable resources on this page. Some resources included on this page include instructions on how to navigate to training or capacity building, VDH DDP forms, information on the condom distribution program, and more.Capacity Building, Technical Assistance, and Training
The HIV Prevention Unit offers a range of services and workshops to enhance community-based organization infrastructure and delivery of evidence-based HIV prevention interventions. Training topics may include high impact interventions, public health strategies*, grant writing, fiscal management, transgender health, or faith-based initiatives. *For a full list of high impact interventions and public health strategies, see https://effectiveinterventions.cdc.gov/. Community-based organizations funded by VDH to provide HIV prevention interventions may also access capacity building and technical assistance from a national network of providers through CDC’s Capacity Building Assistance Program (CBA). To request CBA, contact your VDH contract monitor.
· Budget Reallocation Request in Microsoft Excel format
· Coordination of Care and Services Agreement Form (CCSA): This form allows the client and the agency that provides services to identify and select available community resources. The goals are to help coordinate services, assist with closing the referral loop, and allow for easier linkages to care.
· Epi-1 Form: Non-laboratory healthcare facilities needing to report a case of a reportable condition should complete and mail the Epi-1 form, or confidential morbidity report, to their local health department. An Epi-1 form includes data on patient demographics, diagnosis, laboratory confirmation, reporting facility, and treatment.
· Congenital Syphilis Case Investigation and Report Form: This form is completed when a healthcare provider suspects a case of congenital syphilis.
Have You Ordered Your Free Condoms? As part of its efforts to reduce HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STI), the Division of Disease Prevention is committed to making free condoms accessible and available across Virginia, particularly in communities at increased risk of HIV/STIs. DDP has over 100 condom distribution partners, and would welcome more. Both health districts and community partners are eligible for the VDH Condom Distribution Program. Organizations may order up to 25,000 condoms for each quarter (100,000 a year) and those with multiple sites may be approved to order more. Smaller quantities of female condoms and non-latex condoms are also available. As of January 2017, Trojan Magnum condoms are now available through the condom distribution program. If you would like to participate, please contact Beth Marschak at Elizabeth.Marschak@vdh.virginia.gov or (804) 864-8008. If you are already a participating agency and need to order more condoms, please fill out the condom order form and follow the instructions to return it to VDH.
|Agency Name||Navigator Names/Email Addresses||Agency Phone|
|Northern Health Region|
|Inova Juniper||Elyse Waters, Tom Decker, Antonio Brown||(703) 321-2600|
|Institute for Public Health Innovation
(IPHI) located at Nova Salud
|Freddy Zambrano||(703) 533-1858|
|Northwest Health Region|
|University of Virginia||Vikki Towsey, Les Roberts, Esther Gritsko,
|IPHI located at FAHASS||Douglas Fogal||(540) 907-4555|
|Central Health Region|
|Health Brigade||Christina Kincaid, Jihad Abdul-Mumit,
|Richmond City Health Department||Justin Wallace||(804) 482-5500|
|Virginia Commonwealth University||Angela Coleman, Robert Judon||(804) 828-6163|
|Eastern Health Region|
|Eastern Virginia Medical School||Beverly Franklin||(757) 446-8999|
|International Black Women's Congress||Beryl Howcott, Jesse Bailey, Terrence Wilson||(757) 625-0500|
|LGBT Life Center||Jarrell Hargraves, Robin Wilson, Lafeyette Williams,
Jacqueline Morrison, Jasmine Johnson
|Minority AIDS Support Services||Gwendolyn Ellis-Wilson, Stephanie Northern,
|Urban League of Hampton Roads||Stephen Williams, Charles Winslow, Sonya Phillips,
Thalessa Billups, Priscilla Smith, Ernest Rowland
|Southwest Health Region|
|Carilion Clinic||Felicia Davis||(540) 981-7715|
|Council of Community Services||Todd Rothrock, Adam Cheslow, Tonya Segura||(540) 982-2437|