Why Screen for Chlamydia? An Implementation Guide for Healthcare Providers

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Why Screen for Chlamydia? An Implementation Guide for Healthcare Providers

Description

This guide provides health care professionals with information and tools to improve the delivery of chlamydia screening to patients; make chlamydia screening and care a routine part of a medical practice; provide confidential care to adolescents; and take a sexual history with adolescent and adult patients.

    Contents include:

    • Chlamydia screening recommendations
    • Screening and diagnostic tests for chlamydia
    • Coding for screening and counseling
    • Chlamydia treatment recommendations
    • Sexual history taking
    • Consent and confidentiality of services to adolescents

    Developer:

    Partnership for Prevention; National Chlamydia Coalition

    Funding Sources:

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    History

    Release Date: 2008
    Original Summary: July 2011
    Last Updated: 01/25/12

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