A condition, such as chlamydia infection (i.e., an chlamydia case) or AIDS (i.e., an AIDS case), diagnosed according to a standard case definition.
Caused by the bacterium chlamydia trachomatis, is the most commonly reported, notifiable sexually transmitted disease (STD) in the United States and the most prevalent, reportable STD in Oklahoma.
Mode of Transmission:
Contact with a source of a disease agent in such a manner that effective transmission of the agent may occur. The exposure mode indicates which risk behavior had the highest probability of being the route of infection.
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is the virus which causes AIDS. HIV is a virus that kills the body’s CD4 cells. CD4 cells help a body fight off infection and disease.
Following is a description of the transmission categories:
- Men Who Have Sex with Men (MSM): Also known as Male to Male Sex. Includes men who report sexual contact with other men, and men who report sexual contact with both men and women.
- IDU (Injection Drug Use): Cases in persons who report injection drug use who may also report heterosexual contact.
- MSM & IDU: Cases in men who report both injection drug use and sexual contact with other men.
- Heterosexual Sex: Cases in persons who only report heterosexual sex.
- Unknown: Cases in which epidemiologic follow-up has been conducted and sources of data have been reviewed, and no mode of exposure has been identified or reported.
Caused by Neisseria gonorrhea, a bacterium that can grow and multiply in warm, moist areas of the reproductive tract, mouth, throat, eyes, and anus.
Primary and Secondary Syphilis:
A genital, ulcerative sexually trans-mitted disease caused by the bacterium Treponema pallidum.
A sociological designation, identifying a class sharing some outward physical characteristics and some commonalities of culture and history.
In this document, race is categorized as White—Non Hispanic, Black—Non Hispanic, American Indian/Alaska Native—Non Hispanic,
Asian/Pacific Islander—Non Hispanic, Multiple Races (Two or More Races)—Non Hispanic, Unknown—Non Hispanic, or Hispanic—All Races.
All persons with Hispanic ethnicity, regardless of race, are categorized as Hispanic
(e.g., If a person is reported as Black and Hispanic, they are analyzed as Hispanic).