HIV, STD, and Viral Hepatitis Program
Our mission is to stop the spread of sexually transmitted diseases, viral hepatitis and HIV, to reduce illness and death, and to promote the health and well-being of people with, or at risk for these diseases.
Frequently Asked Questions
- HIV testing at Home: Over-the-Counter HIV Test FAQs (word) also in pdf*
- HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) FAQs for the general public (word)
- HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) FAQs for Health Care Providers (word)
Guidance and Recommendations
- Guidelines to prevent transmission of HIV, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C through medical/dental procedures (Word | PDF*)
- CDC recommends Hepatitis C testing for "Baby Boomers" (1946-1965)
- Why baby boomers should get tested
- Update to CDC's Sexually Transmitted Diseases Treatment Guidelines, 2010 - Oral Cephalosporins No Longer a Recommended Treatment for Gonococcal Infections
Due to an increase in the number of reported gonorrhea cases in 2012, Maine CDC is producing bi-weekly gonorrhea surveillance reports.
HIV testing and care services locator Web tool
To help fight this disease, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services unveiled the HIV testing and care services locator Web tool through AIDS.gov.
The tool, also available as a free mobile app, more easily finds government data on HIV/AIDS prevention.
By entering a ZIP code in the web tool, a Google map is generated to show the locations of services like HIV testing sites, health centers and substance abuse clinics.
The new tool pulls data from multiple federal government agencies including the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Health Resources and Services Administration, and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
For more information on program contacts and information.