As a general rule, no, you do not have an obligation to tell your partner if you have a sexually transmitted disease. There arent any federal or state laws making it illegal for you to not tell a partner about an STD you may have.
Do you have to tell past partners you have an STD?
If you think youve had an STD for a while, you need to let past sex partners know. They should get tested too. It may be awkward, but telling partners about STDs is the right thing to do. If you think you have an STD or you have questions about STDs, talk to a doctor, sexual health clinic, or student health center.
Can you sue someone for not telling you they have an STD?
Can You Sue Someone For Giving You An STD in California? Yes. While it is a crime in California for a person to willfully expose another to an STD, a person infected with an STD due to the intentional or negligent conduct of another may also seek monetary damages in civil court.
Are STD reported?
STDs are not nationally notifiable diseases because the government wants to invade your privacy. Theyre nationally notifiable diseases because the government has a vested interest in protecting the public health.
What happens if STD results are positive?
Positive test results If you test positive for an STI , the next step is to consider further testing and then get treatment as recommended by your doctor. In addition, inform your sex partners. Your partners need to be evaluated and treated, because you can pass some infections back and forth.