Expedited partner therapy (EPT), the practice of treating the sex partners of persons with sexually transmitted infections without their medical evaluation, increases partner treatment and decreases gonorrhea and chlamydia reinfection rates. We conducted a stepped- wedge, community-level randomized trial to determine whether a public health intervention promoting EPT could increase its use and decrease chlamydia test positivity and gonorrhea incidence in women.
Golden MR, Kerani RP, Stenger M, Hughes JP, Aubin M, Malinski C, et al. (2015) Uptake and Population-Level Impact of Expedited Partner Therapy (EPT) on Chlamydia trachomatis And Neisseria gonorrhoeae: The Washington State Community-Level Randomized Trial of EPT. PLoSMed 12(1): e1001777. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1001777
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