Gonorrhea in Utah 2004-2008. Rachel Herlihy, MD, MPH November 4, 2009. Gonorrhea Rates Utah, 2004-2008. 2004 601 727 895 827 481. Gonorrhea Test Numbers & % Positive at Utah Public Health Lab. No of Positive Results & % Positivity at Utah Public Health Lab.
Utah GC Control and Prevention • Statewide concerns about GC since observed increase in cases over past few years • Since 2006, LHD DIS have prioritized GC cases for interview, with increased emphasis on patient education, reinfection prevention, and partner services.
Utah GC Control and Prevention • MMWR: Increases in Gonorrhea---Eight Western States—2000-2005 (http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5610a4.htm) • In May 2009, Utah launched its Catch The Answers Campaign (www.CatchTheAnswers.com) • In 2009, Utah legalized EPT (http://le.utah.gov/~2009/htmdoc/hbillhtm/hb0017.htm)