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A reportable STI is a sexually transmitted infection that requires an individual to report and notify previous sexual partners within the next business day. Reportable STIs are hazardous to the health of an individual. The faster an individual is notified, the faster the individual can seek treatment.
Reportable STIs include chlamydia, gonorrhea, hepetitis B and C, neonatal herpes, HIV, and syphilis. Reportable STIs vary slightly in different areas depending on public health regulations. Reporting positive STI test results help public health officials to determine trends and understand the effectiveness of public health intervention programs.