Disease Intervention / Report an STD

Disease Intervention / Report an STD

At Paris-Lamar County Health District, disease intervention services include one-on-one education and counseling, confidential notifications, prevention counseling and public educational presentations.

Once a client has been diagnosed with an STD, our staff educates and interviews clients about their exposure. The staff also provides confidential partner notifications.

Counseling concerning transmission and prevention of STDs is provided to reduce the likelihood of clients acquiring future STD infections.

Our staff is available upon e-mail request to help educate the public with presentations that include information regarding risk reduction techniques, available community STD services, printed materials on the most common STDs and how to access services. Send your request to Gina Prestridge at ginap@suddenlinkmail.com.

Positive results of the following STDs must be reported to the State by law: AIDS, HIV, Chancroid, Syphilis, Chlamydia, Gonorrhea and LGV (Lymphogranuloma venereum).

Physicians can fill out the Department of State Health Services Confidential Report and include a copy of the positive lab results.

To report STDs to Paris-Lamar County Health District,

call: 903-785-4561

fax: 903-737-0978 or

send a report by mail to:

Paris-Lamar County Health District

400 West Sherman

Paris, Texas 75460


To find state laws pertaining to who should report STDs and how, refer to:

Title 25, Part 1, Chapter 97, Subchapter F

Visit http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/hivstd/policy/laws.shtm for more information related to reporting rules and regulations of STDs, HIV and AIDS.

For more information, call the Infectious Disease Control Unit at the Texas Department of State Health Services at (800) 252-8239 (press 1).


For general questions or for more information about Paris-Lamar County Health District,
please email Executive Director Gina Prestridge at:

Gina Prestridge
Executive Director

Amanda Green, M.D.
Medical Director