Journal article

New best practice guidance for general practice to reduce chlamydia-associated reproductive complications in women

Jacqueline Coombe, Jane Goller, Alaina Vaisey, Christopher Bourne, Lena Sanci, Deborah Bateson, Meredith Temple-Smith, Jane Hocking

Australian Journal of General Practice | ROYAL AUSTRALIAN COLLEGE GENERAL PRACTITIONERS | Published : 2021

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Chlamydia is the most commonly diagnosed bacterial sexually transmissible infection (STI) in Australia, with most infections diagnosed and managed in general practice. Often asymptomatic, left untreated it can cause serious reproductive complications in women. There is now global recognition of the importance of enhanced chlamydia case management to reduce the risk of repeat infection and minimise harms of pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). OBJECTIVE: The aim of this article is to provide evidence-based information and resources to help general practitioners engage in partner management and retesting as part of routine STI care, in accordance with Australia's Fourth National Sexu..

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Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) partnership grant


Funding Acknowledgements

This article was written as part of a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) partnership grant (APP1150014). The NHMRC had no involvement in the interpretation of the data cited in the manuscript nor in writing the article.