Information for Providers

  • Report a case of an STD to MDH
    Forms, frequently asked questions about disease reporting, Minnesota state disease reporting law
  • Report a case of HIV to MDH
    Forms, frequently asked questions about disease reporting, Minnesota state disease reporting law
  • CDC STD Treatment Guidelines
    CDC’s latest treatment guidelines for STDs.
  • Expedited Partner Therapy (EPT)
    Expedited Partner Therapy (EPT) is the practice of treating sex partners of persons with STDs in the absence of medical evaluation or prevention counseling.
  • Health Notices
  • Tools and Resources
  • STD Clinical Consultation Line (NNPTC)
    The National Network of STD Clinical Prevention Training Centers (NNPTC) has launched the STD Clinical Consultation Network (STDCCN), the first online STD consultation system for providers. STDCCN provides free STD clinical consultation services to health care providers in 1-5 business days, depending on urgency.  Operating nationally five days a week, during business hours, the STDCCN is convenient, simple, and free. Visit the website at: or request a consult online at

Health Notices

  • Fluoroquinolones No Longer Recommended to Treat Gonorrhea
    MDH no longer recommends the use of fluoroquinolones (e.g. ciprofloxacin) for the treatment of gonococcal infections. MDH lab surveillance data from 2007 indicate high prevalence of quinolone resistance in isolates from heterosexuals (4.5%) as well as gay/bisexual men (28%).
  • Now Available from Lupin Pharmaceuticals: Cefixime (Suprax®) 400 mg Tablets for Treatment of Gonorrhea
    The CDC has announced the availability of oral cefixime (Suprax®) tablets from Lupin Pharmaceuticals for the treatment of uncomplicated urogenital and rectal gonococcal infections. This is the only CDC-recommended gonorrhea treatment available as a single-dose tablet. 
    Link to MMWR Attention: Non-MDH web link.
    CDC Dear Colleague Letter (PDF: 52KB/1 page)
    Information on obtaining cefixime tablets is available from Lupin by telephone (866-587-4617).

  • Increase in syphilis among gay/bisexual men in Minnesota

Tools and Resources

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Updated Monday, August 17, 2015 at 10:03AM