Expedited partner therapy

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  • Treatment of sex partners of patients diagnosed with chlamydia or gonorrhea by providing treatment or medications to the patient to take to his/her partner without the health care provider examining the partner.
    • Decreases recurrence
    • Legal in most states. Potentially permissible in some. Prohibited in a few (FL, KY, OH, WV)


  • Male partner: give allergy instructions
  • Female partner: needs pregnancy test first
  • MSM: need HIV test (↑HIV rate)

See Also

External Links


1. CDC: Expedited Partner Therapy