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Disease Reporting

Sexually Transmitted Diseases 

(STDs)

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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

STD Treatment guidelines  - CDC

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

EPT Brochure for pharmacists

Frequently asked questions (FAQs) List 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 sexually transmitted disease (STD) partner management strategy is called expedited partner therapy (EPT) and is recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to prevent reinfection when other management strategies are impractical or unsuccessful. 

An EPT Treatment Information Sheet, should be distributed to the original patient by clinicians providing an EPT prescription and/or EPT medication. DHS EPT Treatment Information Sheets are available for treatment of: 

  Healthcare resources

Data and Statistics 

Contacts Wisconsin state and local STD control staff 

Wisconsin Local Health Departments - Regional offices - Tribal agencies

Last Revised: July 03, 2014