Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) or Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDS) are preventable, treatable, and some even cured. The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) states that prevention and care of HIV/STD aims to eliminate the number of cases and deaths due to STDs. Through testing, we can identify what population are being affected at greater rates. This will allow us to take a look at the imbalance or disparities in STI rates and create better health outcomes for those populations.
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services says that “because communicable disease can have so much impact on the population, the surveillance and control of such diseases is an important part of protecting the public’s health.”
The STD Clinic at Cabarrus Health Alliance (CHA) provides access to testing, examination, and treatment for all sexually transmitted diseases/infections (STD/I). CHA will also provide materials needed for patients to protect themselves and prevent the spread of STDs and STIs.
We serve people who need our prevention or treatment services, no matter where you live or if you have a medical home.
We are able to provide our patients who may not have access to care with essential services. We are able to work with our team to provide full and complete care to our patients as well as link them to other health care services and providers.
Communicable Disease (CD) is any disease that is reportable and transmissible. At Cabarrus Health Alliance we work closely with doctors' offices and hospitals in order to track and follow up on food born illness or any diseases coming from the bite of mosquitoes, ticks and other vectors.
At Cabarrus Health Alliance's Communicable Disease clinic, we serve all people that have been in contact with a communicable disease or are having symptoms. We work with the individual to follow up and trace back to the source of the illness or infection.
The Communicable Disease Program is able to track and stop the spread of infection or any other illness that is categorized as a communicable disease.