Sexually Transmitted Infections

What are STIs?

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are infections that are spread from an infected person to another person during vaginal, anal or oral sexual activity.
A reportable STI means that the lab and medical provider are mandated to report your STI to your local public health department.  Your local health department will be contacting you to do intervention and consultation and disease surveillance.


AIDS, HIV and Hepatitis B, C, and D are reportable communicable diseases that can be spread during sexually activity.

Expedited Partner Therapy (EPT)

On May 11, 2010 Governor Doyle signed into law the 2009 Wisconsin Act 280 for expedited partner therapy (EPT) which was effective as of May 26, 2010. This law allows doctors to give prescriptions to patient’s partners. Please visit the Expedited Partner Therapy webpage for more information.

Places to go for STI testing

If you are sexually active, it is important to get tested for STIs. Even if you have no symptoms, you could still be infected.

Public STI Clinics in Wisconsin

Planned Parenthood Clinics

Your own medical provider

Treatment guidelines for STIs

Many STIs are treatable with medication. If you are diagnosed with an STI, you will be treated based on the following guidelines.

CDC 2015 Guidelines for Treatment of Sexually Transmitted Infections