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Disease Intervention Specialist

Under the supervision of the bureau chief, maintains a regional field office for the delivery of disease prevention and public health services in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Serves as a liaison between IDPH and local public health for communicable diseases, including HIV, STDs, viral hepatitis, TB, and other vaccine-preventable diseases. Delivers STD and HIV partner services, including counseling, interviewing, and educating persons infected with communicable diseases. Solicits partner and contact information, provides referrals for support services, and acts as an advocate by ensuring linkage to case management, medical, and other support services. Performs partner/contact investigations, including location of partners, risk reduction counseling, HIV testing, and linkage to other follow-up testing and treatment. Conducts re-interviews for HIV-positive persons identified as out of care and/or never in care and works to connect them with appropriate medical services.