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Effective clinical management of patients with treatable sexually transmitted infections/diseases (STI/STD) requires treatment of sex partners to prevent reinfection and curb ongoing transmission. Expedited partner therapy (EPT) is the clinical practice of treating the sex partners of patients with an STI by providing prescriptions or medications to the patient to take to their partner without the health care provider first examining the partner. In Oregon, EPT can be provided for the sex partners of patients with chlamydia and/or gonorrhea.
* If there are pregnancy or adherence concerns, azithromycin 1 gram orally once is recommended instead of doxycycline
† As of December 2020, dual therapy is no longer recommended for treatment of gonorrhea alone
‡ If cefixime is not available, cefpodoxime 400 mg orally every 12 hours x 2 doses can be prescribed
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