Sexually Transmitted and Blood-Borne Infections

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are the most common infectious diseases of public health importance in North America. They are infections that are spread primarily through person-to-person sexual contact. The second major route of transmission for some STIs is blood-to-blood contact, such as that which occurs when sharing needles among injection drug users. They can also be transmitted from mother to child during pregnancy and childbirth.

More information regarding the occurrence of these infections and the strategies and resources for the prevention, treatment and care of affected individuals in Manitoba is provided below.

Manitoba Health Resources

For the Public
For Health Care Providers


Education Resources

  • Please see the link below for LMS (Learning Management system), where you will find the STBBI Testing and Treatment for Chlamydia, Gonorrhea and Syphilis course for RNs/RPNs/LPNs. If you are unable to access the LMS, please contact for more information or to register for the course (include in the subject line STBBI Training). This course will run every 6-8 weeks.
  • "STBBIs in Manitoba", January 18, 2023 – Hosted by Doctors Manitoba and led by Manitoba Public Health, this webinar examined the current epidemiology of STBBIs, testing and treatment recommendations, reporting requirements, and how physicians can play a role in Public Health’s strategy to tackle rising STBBI rates. Click here for the slide deck.
  • "Addressing the Syphilis Surge in Manitoba", February 7, 2023 – Hosted by the College of Physicians & Surgeons of Manitoba and led by Manitoba Public Health. Manitoba continues to experience among the highest rates of all reportable sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections; the number of congenital syphilis cases in the province has doubled in recent years. Ensure your practice is informed on current trends and that you are prepared to test and treat individuals who present for care. Click here for the slide deck.

Other Resources

Communicable Disease Control (CDC)
Public Health
Manitoba Health

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