STD/HIV Treatment & Reporting
Physicians and other health care providers play a critical role in preventing and treating STDs. These current guidelines for the treatment of STDs are intended to assist with that effort.
- CDC STD Treatment Guidelines: Web version | PDF version
- Quick sheet: California STD Treatment Guidelines
- Minors, Medical Consent: Summary of the Law (Chapter 652) [PDF]
- CDC STD Fact Sheets (English & Spanish)
- STD Check-up – Treatment Resource for STDs in Gay Men and Other MSM
- Neurosyphilis Guide for Providers
- California Adult Viral Hepatitis Prevention Strategic Plan, 2010-2014
- California STD/HIV Prevention Training Center
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I have to fill out a Confidential Morbidity Report Form (CMR) for every patient that gets an STD?
Yes. In the state of California, Title 17 of the California Code of Regulations mandates disease reporting to the local health authority for verified or suspected cases of specific STDs. Chlamydial infections, syphilis, gonorrhea, chancroid, non-gonococcal urethritis (NGU), and pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) are among the reportable STDs by both health care providers and laboratories. Each infection should be reported within seven calendar days of identification, except for syphilis, which is considered an Urgent Report. Syphilis should be reported by FAX, telephone or mail within one business day of identification.
Should we be providing test of cures for Chlamydia?
Retesting for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea Infection at 3 months [PDF] A high prevalence of C.trachomatis infection is found in women who have had chlamydial infection in the preceding several months. Most post-treatment infections result from re-infection, often occurring because patient's sex partners were not treated or because the patient resumed sex among a network of persons with a high prevalence of infection. The CDC recommends that clinicians and health care agencies advise all women with chlamydial infection to be re-screened 3-4 months after treatment.
Please contact San Mateo County's HIV Surveillance Coordinator if you have questions regarding HIV/AIDS Reporting at (650) 573-2609. For data request please complete data request form.