To Report Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) and HIV: 

STD Reporting

Reportable STDs (other than HIV) can be reported through the following methods:

Mail/Fax - STDs may be reported using the "Louisiana Confidential Report of Sexually Transmitted Diseases" form (STD 43).  Click here to download the form and instructions.  Copy the form as needed.  Complete and mail or fax to:

STD/HIV Program
Louisiana Office of Public Health
PO Box 60630
New Orleans, La 70160
(504) 568-7474 (telephone)
(504) 568-8384 (confidential fax)

Phone - Reports of early syphilis cases should be made by phone to the number above, or to your regional STD Program staff.  Click here for regional contact information.

Electronic - STDs and HIV can be reported electronically through the Infectious Disease Reporting Information System (IDRIS), operated by the Infectious Disease Epidemiology Program.  For information on setting up IDRIS reporting at your facility, contact:

Kristine Oines
Infectious Disease Epidemiology Program
(504) 568-8329
Kristine.Oines@la.gov 

HIV Reporting

All reports of HIV infection, confirmed or presumed, should be reported by phone or mail to your regional HIV Field Epidemiologist (contact information and forms available here), or electronically via IDRIS (see above).  For further information you may also contact:

Betsy Shepard, Field Epi. Supervisor          
STD/HIV Program
1450 Poydras St, Suite 2136
New Orleans, LA 70112
(504) 568-5512

HIV/Syphilis Reporting During Pregnancy

All diagnoses of HIV or syphilis during pregnancy should be reported within one business day. To report, complete the HIV/Syphilis During Pregnancy report form, located here. For more information, you may also contact:

Ashley Hoover, STD/HIV Perinatal Surveillance Supervisor
STD/HIV Program
1450 Poydras St, Suite 2136
New Orleans, LA 70112
(504) 568-3384      

STD/HIV Laboratory Reporting  

Required laboratory reporting of STD and HIV-related results can be done electronically or by mail.  For information on STD/HIV Laboratory Surveillance and assistance in setting up electronic reporting, contact:

Tania Bechtel
STD/HIV Program
1450 Poydras St, Suite 2136
New Orleans, LA 70112
(504) 568-5761 or  (504) 568-7474