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Sexually Transmitted Diseases Surveillance Data

Sexually Transmitted Diseases Surveillance Data

According to Article 11 of the New York City Health Code, health care providers diagnosing sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and clinical laboratories licensed to perform laboratory testing for New York City (NYC) residents are required to report certain STDs to the Health Department. Seven sexually transmitted diseases have been designated as ‘notifiable’ or reportable to the Bureau of STD Control.

  • Chlamydia (Chlamydia trachomatis)
  • Lymphogranuloma venereum (L-serovars of Chlamydia trachomatis)
  • Gonorrhea (Neisseria gonorrhoeae)
  • Syphilis (Treponema pallidum) - all stages, including congenital syphilis
  • Chancroid (Haemophilus ducreyi)
  • Granuloma inguinale [PDF] (Klebsiella granulomatis)
  • Neonatal Herpes (Herpes simplex virus infection in infants aged 60 days and younger) – reportable since April 2006

The Bureau of STD Control manages the data derived from these reports. Data are cleaned, analyzed and reported as part of public health surveillance. Detailed STD data are published in quarterly reports.

Interactive STD Surveillance Data Tool