Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Treatment and Screening Guidelines

Health Alerts

How to Report an STD

New York City's Health Code Article 11 requires that certain diseases and conditions be reported to the Health Department immediately and others within 24 hours. In addition to HIV/AIDS, seven STDs are reportable: Chancroid, Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Granuloma inguinale, Neonatal Herpes (infants aged ≤ 60 days), Lymphogranuloma venereum, Syphilis (all stages, including congenital).

There are two options for reporting:

Read the Guide to Provider Reporting (PDF)

HIPAA and Provider Reporting (PDF)

Training Opportunities

The NYC STD HIV Prevention Training Center offers continuing medical and nursing education opportunities such as classes, clinical precepting, grand rounds presentations, webinars, print resources, clinical consults and technical assistance. Training activities focus on the prevention, diagnosis and management of STDs, including HIV, and its target audience includes physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners and physicians' assistants.

New York City Syphilis Registry

Licensed health care providers can access current and historical syphilis test results and treatment information in the New York City Syphilis Registry to inform the diagnosis and management of syphilis in their patients. For more information, see the Syphilis Registry Check (PDF).

Electronic Prescribing Mandate Waived for Expedited Partner Therapy

The New York State Commissioner of Health waived (PDF) the electronic prescribing mandate in situations requiring the use of expedited partner therapy in March 2016 and issued a renewal (PDF) of the waiver in March 2017. Providers can continue to use paper prescriptions for the treatment of sex partner(s) of patients infected with Chlamydia trachomatis until March 25, 2018. Providers can order paper prescriptions from the New York State Department of Health.

For more information, please visit Expedited Partner Therapy page

Additional Resources