About the STD/HIV Program
The Louisiana Office of Public Health STD/HIV Program (SHP) has been the primary public entity responsible for administering, implementing, and monitoring HIV prevention interventions for the State of Louisiana since 1985. These prevention services have from the beginning included HIV counseling and testing, outreach and condom availability. In December 2010, the Sexually Transmitted Disease Program and the HIV/AIDS Program were merged into one program.
The Vision of the combined program is to "achieve a state of awareness that promotes sexual health, ensures universal access to care, and eliminates new STD and HIV infections."
SHP's mission is to lead the effort to build a holistic, integrated and innovative system of STD and HIV prevention, care and education that eliminates health inequities. We will do this by utilizing quality data and technology to inform and direct policy and programs around sexual health.
STD/HIV Program Contacts for More Information and Services