STD Information for Health Professionals
FAQs about STD and HIV Reporting
Health care providers and clinical laboratories are required to report cases to MDH. Forms, frequently asked questions, and more information about the Minnesota law.
Confidential STD Case Report Form | HIV/AIDS Confidential Case Report Forms
- 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.
STD Treatment Guidelines, CDC
The STD Treatment Guidelines are also available as a mobile app for download on both Apple and Android. Check out your device’s app store for more information.
- STD Clinical Consultation Network
The National Network of STD Clinical Prevention Training Centers offers free online STD clinical consultation.
- HIV: Information for Health Professionals
Health notices, information on reporting and treating HIV, and other tools and resources.
STD, HIV, and Hepatitis Risk Assessment
Integrated risk assessment tool for health and social service providers.
- 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