Disease Prevention – HIV & STDs

The Division of Disease Prevention (DDP) is a division of the Office of Epidemiology.

The mission of the DDP is to maximize public health and safety through the elimination, prevention, and control of disease, disability, and death caused by HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis, other sexually transmitted infections .


See headlines from news and announcements from the Division of Disease Prevention (DDP) below.  Click on the read more tag below the short description to be taken to the full article.

STI Awareness Week

STI Awareness Week is observed the second full week in April each year.  STI is another term for sexually transmitted infection. This week provides the chance to raise awareness about STIs and how they can impact our lives.  It allows us to reduce STI-related stigma and fear.  We want people to know about STI prevention, testing, and treatment.

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Information for people living with HIV in Virginia.

Learn about the most recent methods for preventing HIV.  These include correct condom usage, PrEP, TasP, and more

Find a location near you to get tested for HIV, viral hepatitis, or STDs.  Learn about testing options, cost, and reasons to test.

Find information about the different types of STDs

Learn more about PrEP and nPEP and how they can prevent HIV

Learn more about the Virginia Comprehensive Harm Reduction program

Learn more about viral hepatitis, how to prevent it, and what treatments are available

Access data and reports from the Division of Disease Prevention

Find health care provider resources for HIV, STD, and viral hepatitis

Important resources for DDP partner agencies

Content notice: The DDP  website contains HIV/STD prevention messages that may be considered explicit by some visitors.

Last updated: April 4, 2024