Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance

Sexually transmitted disease surveillance monitors and analyzes data on syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia. Data collected include, but are not limited to, demographic, geographic and disease/condition-specific information.

Accurate identification and timely reporting are integral parts of successful disease control, enabling public health agencies to:

Successful sexually transmitted disease surveillance enhances control efforts, such as identifying changes in disease trends that may indicate increased incidence, and developing prevention/intervention strategies and policies to stem spread of disease.