Department of Health Services Logo


Wisconsin Department of Health Services

Communicable  Diseases Subjects A-Z



Sexually Transmitted Diseases


Disease Reporting

Sexually transmitted diseases 


All external hyperlinks are provided for your information and for the benefit of the general public. The Department of Health Services does not testify to, sponsor or endorse the accuracy of the information provided on externally linked pages.

Department of Health Services staff from the Division of Public Health based in Madison and Milwaukee work with local health departments to provide disease intervention consultation with patients, disease surveillance, monitoring of statistical trends, and implementation and maintenance of prevention programs.  Staff provide STD intervention consultations and training to health care providers statewide.

General information

There are currently five reportable STDs in Wisconsin:

Chlamydia - Chlamydia trachomatis   

Gonorrhea - Neisseria gonorrhoeae   
Syphilis - Treponema pallidum      
Chancroid - Haemophilus ducreyi    
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) 
Herpes (genital) (Exit DHS)

The most frequently reported are: Chlamydia and Gonorrhea.

Information for health professionals

This is a Wisconsin disease surveillance category II disease: 
Report to the patient's local public health department electronically, through the Wisconsin Electronic Disease Surveillance System (WEDSS), by mail or fax using the Sexually Transmitted Disease laboratory and morbidity epidemiologic case report F44243 or by other means within 72 hours upon recognition of a case.
Information on communicable disease reporting

Consult individual infections for link to the EpiNet guideline

STDs - treatment guidelines  - CDC

Expedited Partner Therapy (EPT) for Chlamydia trachomatis infection, Neisseria gonorrhoeae infection and trichomoniasis: Guidance for Wisconsin health care professionals

EPT information - for pharmacists:

Letter from Dr. Jeffery P. Davis, Chief Medical Officer and State Epidemiologist - Recommendations for treatment of gonococcal infections in Wisconsin, 11/12/2012 

Additional information

Expedited Partner Therapy (EPT)
Wisconsin Act 280 explicitly allows medical providers to prescribe, dispense, or furnish medication for a patientís partner if diagnosed with trichomoniasis, gonorrhea, or Chlamydia trachomatis infection without a medical evaluation of the partner. This alternative STD partner management strategy is called EPT and is recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to prevent reinfection when other management strategies are impractical or unsuccessful. 

  Healthcare resources

Data and Statistics 

Contacts Wisconsin state and local STD control staff 

Wisconsin Local Health Departments - Regional offices - Tribal agencies

Last Revised: October 09, 2014