STD Information for Health Professionals - Minnesota Dept. of Health

STD Information for Health Professionals


  • Revised Syphilis Screening Recommendations for Pregnant Women (PDF)
    MDH letter to prenatal, perinatal, and pediatric health care providers. February 15, 2019
  • News Release: Syphilis rates rise among women in Minnesota
    Health officials are concerned over a jump in syphilis cases among Minnesota women. Preliminary data for 2015 show syphilis cases in women were up 63 percent compared to 2014. The increase is occurring primarily among women of child-bearing age in all racial and ethnic groups, including pregnant women. February 2, 2016

  • Health Advisory: Syphilis Testing of ALL Pregnant Women (PDF)
    Minnesota is seeing a significant increase of infectious and latent syphilis cases among women of all racial and ethnic groups. Eighty percent of all cases in women are concentrated in the Twin Cities metropolitan area and twenty percent in Greater Minnesota. Native American women have the largest increase of 750 percent. Jan 14, 2016

Updated Wednesday, 13-Feb-2019 10:00:30 CST