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Below is an edited excerpt from the forthcoming report, Hawaiʻi Hepatitis B and Liver Cancer Incidence and Mortality Report, from the Hawaiʻi Department of Health. Once completed, it will be posted on the Harm Reduction Services Branch and Hep Free Hawaiʻi websites. Hawaiʻi has the highest hepatitis B-associated death rate nationwide. In 2019, the rate ...
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Updated: 9/7/2022 The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a health advisory on May 20, 2022 regarding a confirmed case of monkeypox virus infection in Massachusetts. Case counts for Hawaii and the rest of the U.S. are posted here. The State of Hawaii Department of Health shares news releases, including about monkeypox, at the DOH ...
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Oʻahu Partners in Care has released its 2022 report on Sexual and Gender Minorities from its annual Homeless Point in Time Count. Download the report and slide deck. For more resources, check out the SGM Resource Hub.

In June 2020, in response to the murder of George Floyd and the ensuing Black Lives Matter protests, the Harm Reduction Services Branch released a statement of our commitment to racial equity. During these extraordinary and unsettling times, we still struggle to find the words to express our outrage, despair, and sadness. We are watching ...
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In March 2022, the members of the Hawai’i SGM Workgroup released the third edition of the Hawai’i SGM Services Directory. This is an opt-in directory of organizations and individuals (including but not limited to the healthcare sector) providing identity-affirming services for sexual and gender minorities. As more service providers share information, the directory will be ...
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The Harm Reduction Services Branch is looking to hire a temporary, 89-day hire LIGHT TRUCK DRIVER. This position is responsible for operating a vehicle to transport a variety of cargo for the STI Prevention program; managing inventory of and processing requests for supplies; performing manual work tasks; and performing other related duties as assigned. Applicants ...
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    October is Honolulu Pride! Join local community events and programs at https://www.honolulupride.com/!

The updated Hawai`i Department of Health STI Case Report reflecting the new CDC STI treatment guidelines is now form-fillable and available here. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) just released the 2021 Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) Treatment Guidelines. The guidelines provide current evidence-based diagnostic, management, and treatment recommendations and replace the previous 2015 guidance. Some key ...
Read More CDC Releases Updated STI Treatment Guidelines for 2021

On March 17, 2021, Hawai`i DOH released a medical advisory on the revised CDC treatment guidelines for gonorrhea. This advisory highlights the change in recommendation from a combination therapy of intramuscular ceftriaxone and oral azithromycin to a single, higher-dose of intramuscular ceftriaxone. Clinical consultations are available to healthcare providersFor providers who seek further advice, a ...
Read More DOH Releases Medical Advisory on New Gonorrhea Treatment Guidelines

The Harm Reduction Services Branch has updated their case report form for sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Click here to download the new form. What’s included in this update:– Treatment options that reflect the CDC’s new 2020 Gonorrhea Treatment Guidelines– Option to report syphilis infections by stage (primary, secondary, early latent, unknown) and clinical manifestations (neurologic, ...
Read More Updated STI Case Report Form