Existing Evidence

According to the CDC, EPT should be available to clinicians as an option for partner treatment. EPT represents an additional strategy for partner management that does not replace other strategies such as provider-assisted referral, when available. (CDC 2021).

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*RR0.71, 95% CI 0.56-0.89 (Ferreira 2013). Compared to simple patient referral.

*When compared with simple patient referral in people with chlamydia or gonorrhoea (EPT treated patients resulted in mean of 0.43 extra partner treated, 95% CI 0.28 to 0.58) (Ferriera 2013).


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