Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)


The term sexually transmitted infections (STIs) refers to a variety of clinical syndromes and infections caused by pathogens that can be acquired and transmitted through sexual activity. They are the most commonly reported diseases in Washington State. Physicians and other health-care providers play a critical role in preventing and treating STIs. Types of STIs include:

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Reporting Requirements

Healthcare providers and facilities must report most sexually transmitted infections to the Health Department within three working days. The STI Case Report Form can be faxed to Kitsap Public Health’s confidential fax (360) 813-1168 or providers can call the reporting line at (360) 728-2235.

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