Partner Management and Public Health Measures
Laws and regulations in all states require that persons with gonorrhea or chlamydia be reported to public health authorities by clinicians, labs, or both. Click here for links to state and local public health departments.
Prevention of chlamydial infection by screening and treating at-risk women reduces the incidence of PID. Chlamydia screening recommendations include annual screening for:
Screening for and treatment of BV prior to upper reproductive tract invasive or surgical procedures (e.g., abortion or hysterectomy) is a prevention strategy recommended by some experts.
Page last modified: June 3, 2009
Page last reviewed: June 3, 2009
Content Source: Division of STD Prevention, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention