Duty to Report STBBIs

Gonorrhoea, chlamydia, chancroid, HIV, and syphilis are considered Diseases of Public Health Significance (DoPHS) and, as such, must be reported to the local public health unit. The duty to report communicable diseases can be found in Section 25(1) of the Health Protection and Promotion Act, 1990

All clinically diagnosed, probable and confirmed STBBI cases must be reported to the TBDHU by the next business day using the TBDHU reporting form that is listed below.

The information provided on the forms allows TBDHU to conduct surveillance, including ensuring cases and contacts are managed according to treatment guidelines to prevent secondary transmission, as well as develop population level approaches to mitigate risks for acquiring STBBIs.

The Sexually Transmitted and Blood-borne Infections: Guides for Health Professionals in Canada provides health care providers with clinical guidelines for screening and management of patients with STBBIs and their contacts.

TBDHU’s Sexual Health Program is also available for individual consultation by calling (807) 625-8347 .

STBBI Reporting Forms

All clinically diagnosed, probable and confirmed STBBI cases must be reported to TBDHU by confidential fax (807-625-4866) using the following forms:

 

For Further Information

Call the TBDHU Sexual Health Clinic at (807) 625-5976 or toll-free 1-888-294-6630
Health care providers may also e-mail TBDHU Sexual Health Nurses at TBDHUSexualHealthNurses@tbdhu.com.

Note: If you are sharing a client’s personal health information, please fax to 807-625-4866 instead of e-mailing. 

Last Updated: 17/01/2024