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Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance
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Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance

The Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Surveillance Program tracks chancroid, gonorrhea, chlamydia, and syphilis in Ohio. It provides information used in preventing the spread of these sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). The surveillance system includes information on the number of new cases diagnosed, demographic information, the treatments patients receive, and whether sexual or needle-sharing partners were notified of their potential exposure to syphilis and need to be tested.

STD Surveillance Resources

Information on the occurrence of Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) in Ohio is prepared and distributed to STD prevention staff, healthcare providers, planners and educators, and the public. This information, as well as national data provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is presented in data tables and in reports. The STD Surveillance Program also provides support and guidelines for the reporting of STD-related information. These resources can be accessed using the links below:

External links to other sites are intended to be informational and do not have the endorsement of the Ohio Department of Health.

Local Health Departments and Healthcare Providers

The Ohio Disease Reporting System (ODRS) is the preferred method of reporting sexually transmitted infections to the Ohio Department of Health. Information about ODRS is available on the Ohio Disease Reporting System Page (link coming soon) of odh.ohio.gov. 

Reporting Forms

Mailing Address:

Bureau of Infectious Diseases
STD Surveillance Program
Ohio Department of Health
246 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43215

Phone: (614) 387-2722
Fax:  (614) 387-2602