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Chlamydia Prevention

Prevention Efforts

  • Consistent and proper condom use
  • Get Yourself Tested Campaign
    • Increases awareness of adolescents and young adults
    • Removes stigmas for talking about STDs
    • Promotes testing for STDs
  • Bring Your Own Partner (BYOP)
    • When patients are contacted about their positive test results and the need for timely treatment, they are encourage to bring their sexual partners with them when they come for treatment
  • Expedited Partner Therapy (EPT)
    • Providing prescriptions or medications to a patient to take to his/her partner, without examining the partner
    • Legal in 27 states by 2010
Percentage of chlamydia patients reporting that their sex partners also received treatment, by partner management strategy --- eight family planning clinics, California, 2005--2006

CDC Grand Rounds: Chlamydia Prevention: Challenges and Strategies for Reducing Disease Burden and SequelaeMMWR
April 1, 2011 / 60(12);370-373