Sexual Health and Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Sexual Health and Your Patients: A Provider’s Guide can help health care providers better integrate sexual health conversations and preventive services recommended by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention into routine visits with adolescents and adults.  By using this guide, providers can:

  • Streamline their sexual history taking.
  • Increase their delivery of recommended preventive sexual health services by using “at a glance” tables.
  • Improve their care for LGBT patients.
  • Be better prepared to discuss sexual health topics and answer patient questions.
  • Become more knowledgeable about sexual health.

For the guide, click here..


Maryland law requires provider and laboratory reporting of all cases of Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection. Reporting instructions and forms can be accessed via the Maryland DHMH Prevention and Health Promotion Administration website.

STD Notification Report for the Local Health Department

STD Services

STD Reporting

STD Information on Treatment

Partner Counseling and Referral Services (PCRS)

Patient Education Materials


CDC STD Treatment Guidelines