Patient discussions

Abstinence from sexual activity is recommended for 7 days after single dose antibiotics or until completion of a 7-day course of antibiotics.[4] A patient unwilling to comply with abstinence should be encouraged to use condoms during the 7-day period. Treating the partner with what is commonly known as a "partner pack" has been shown to reduce recurrence rates of the infection. CDC: expedited partner therapy external link opens in a new window[4] All sexual contacts within the past 60 days should be tested.[4] Chlamydia is a reportable disease in the US.

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