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Sexually Transmitted Disease Program - Resources for Health Providers

Resources for Health Providers

On this page you'll find guidance on mandatory STD/HIV reporting and provider specific resources on STD/HIV prevention and management, including primers on sexual history taking and STD screening and a wall mountable summary of CA 2010 STD treatment guidelines, in addition to other STD Diagnosis and Treatment resources. Also included in this section are downloadable reporting forms, "surveillance reports, and guidance as to how to contact program staff for information such as: reports from our epidemiology unit and patient syphilis titer history and STD management consultation.

Please note that our Web site also has patient-friendly information in our Resources and STD Information sections that you can direct your patients to. We also provide links to other related public health programs or reproductive health related organizations.

Please remember to report your cases to us! It is of critical importance (and required by law) that you submit timely, completed confidential morbidity reports (CMR) on patients you have diagnosed with chlamydia (including LGV), gonorrhea, syphilis, PID, and chancroid. The reporting of STDs does not require patient consent and does not contradict the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Rule. HIV cases must be reported to LA County HIV Epidemiology Program.

If the information in these pages does not provide you with the STD information you need to care for your patients, we invite you to call our program at (213) 744-3070.

Thank you for helping us prevent the spread of sexually transmitted diseases!

Clinical Practice Alerts
STD Diagnosis and Treatment
Chlamydia - LGV
Genital Herpes
Partner Treatment Cards
Patient-Delivered Partner Therapy
Youth Specific
Reporting Information and Forms
Continuing Medical Education
Other STD Health Education Resources
Other Reproductive Health Information
STD/HIV Contact Information

Clinical Practice Alerts

STD Diagnosis and Treatment

Reporting Information and Forms

Continuing Medical Education

Other STD Health Education Resources

Other Reproductive Health Information

  • Emergency Contraception Update: What consumers and providers should know now that Plan B is available over the counter

STD/HIV Contact Information

  • STD Data request
  • Patient syphilis titer history / record search, STD management consultation and referrals : Call (213) 744-3106 8am-5pm Monday to Friday
  • STD/Hotline (for patients): 1-800-758-0880 Counselors available from 7am-5pm, M-F. Automated 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide: information for STD clinics and HIV testing locations, and to order free condom delivery (10 condoms/pkg/request).
  • HIV Post-exposure HIV Prevention (PEP) Hotlines PEPline. National Clinicians Post-Exposure Prophylaxis: 1-888-448-4911 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week)
  • Warmline-National HIV Telephone Consultation Service: 1-800-933-3413 (M-F 6am-5pm PST; M-F, Voicemail 24 hours a day)


Report an STD
Confidential Morbidity Report (CMR) -- New fillable PDF
Are you a laboratory? Click here.

Gonorrhea Management Updates

Recommendations for the management of gonorrhea are frequently changing to address concerns about cephalosporin-resistance. Click here for  updates on gonorrhea testing and treatment.
Tell Your Partners

In Los Angeles, there's an easy way to tell your sex partners you have an STD or HIV. Send them a free inSPOTLA ecard, ANONYMOUSLY or from your email address, right here.

STD Program Hotline

STD information and referrals to STD clinics and HIV test sites in LA County.

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Health Educators available M-F 9am - 5pm (PST) in English and Spanish.
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