Prevention and management of chlamydial and gonococcal infections are priorities for women’s health. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) highlights the prevention and early detection of repeat infections in females as a key strategy to avert STD-related infertility.
National Chlamydia Coalitions Expert Commentary by Wendy Nakatsukasa-Ono, MPH and Holly Howard, MPH
Two interventions recommended by CDC to effectively tackle reinfections include:1) empirically treating all recent sex partners, and 2) retesting patients during the few months post treatment. Data suggest that best practices for both partner management and retesting are greatly underutilized. This article focuses on feasible and effective interventions for improving retesting rates among female patients in your practice.