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Better than nothing? Patient-delivered partner therapy and partner notification for chlamydia: the views of Australian general practitioners

Pavlin, Natasha L; Parker, Rhian M; Piggin, Anna K; Hopkins, Carol A; Temple-Smith, Meredith J; Fairley, Christopher K; Tomnay, Jane E; Bowden, Francis; Russell, Darren B; Hocking, Jane S; Pitts, Marian K; Chen, Marcus Y


BACKGROUND Genital chlamydia is the most commonly notified sexually transmissible infection (STI) in Australia and worldwide and can have serious reproductive health outcomes. Partner notification, testing and treatment are important facets of chlamydia control. Traditional methods of partner notification are not reaching enough partners to effectively control transmission of chlamydia. Patient-delivered partner therapy (PDPT) has been shown to improve the treatment of sexual partners. In...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010-09-20
Type: Journal article
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2334-10-274


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