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Communicable Disease Prevention

The mission of the Communicable Disease Prevention Branch is to assist the Fulton County Department of Health and Wellness in promoting, assuring and protecting the health of people in Fulton County by eliminating and/or reducing communicable diseases. The program focuses on sexually transmitted infections (STI), HIV and Tuberculosis infections. The federal and state guidelines that govern the health department’s actions relating to health are based on the Rules of the Georgia Department of Human Resources Public Health Chapter 17 that require “reporting a diagnosis or treatment” of sexually transmitted infections to health authorities.

The goals and objectives of the Fulton County STD program is to reduce the incidence of sexually transmitted infections, including HIV, in Fulton County through a comprehensive strategy including surveillance, prevention, education, screening, treatment, contact notification and appropriate medical and social referrals to prevent the spread of diseases.


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