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Issue 1524
Drugs for Sexually Transmitted Infections
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Drugs for Sexually Transmitted Infections
TABLES IN THIS ISSUEDrugs of Choice for Some STIsHuman Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccine

The text and tables that follow include recommendations for management of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) other than HIV and viral hepatitis. Some of the indications and dosages recommended here have not been approved by the FDA.

PARTNER TREATMENT — Management of STIs should include evaluation and treatment of sex partners of infected persons. If possible, partners should be examined and tested for STIs, but in most cases treatment should be initiated regardless of symptoms and without waiting for laboratory test results.

An alternative approach, particularly for heterosexual patients infected with gonorrhea or chlamydia, is to treat sex partners without direct examination or testing, either by prescription ... more       Show References Hide References

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