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Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Control Program

STDs, Pregnancy and Infertility

Infertility Prevention Project (IPP)

The Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) Sexually Transmitted Disease Control Program (STDCP) manages the Infertility Prevention Project (IPP) component of the CDC Comprehensive STD Prevention Services (CSPS) Cooperative Agreement grant. The overall goal of the IPP is to assess and reduce the prevalence of chlamydia infection and associated complications through increased education and training, targeted screening, timely and effective treatment, effective partner referral and treatment, and dissemination of chlamydia-related information to providers and policy makers in order to reduce infertility among women through the screening and treatment of chlamydia.

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Congenital Syphilis Elimination Campaign

Congenital Syphilis Campaign

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) including syphilis, chlamydia, gonorrhea, herpes, human papillomavirus (HPV) and HIV can be transmitted to infants during pregnancy. Of these STDs, Arizona continues to experience one of the highest rates of congenital syphilis (syphilis transmitted during pregnancy) in the nation. Congenital syphilis in infants can result in: stillbirth, premature delivery, low birth weight, and significant birth defects (bone, blood, brain, heart). Congenital syphilis is easily prevented by testing mothers while they are pregnant. This testing should occur at the first prenatal visit. In communities where the risk is high, it should be done during the third trimester and once more at delivery. Mothers that are diagnosed with syphilis during pregnancy can be treated to prevent syphilis infection of the baby.

Early treatment of syphilis can help block the chance of serious complications with your baby. Make sure you get early prenatal care and have your doctor test you for syphilis.

Call 800-833-4642 today to be referred for early prenatal care.


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