What education should be provided to patients with chlamydial genitourinary infections (chlamydia)?

Updated: Sep 25, 2018
  • Author: Shahab Qureshi, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Appropriate counseling of infected individuals must be performed. Inform patients of the possible long-term risks and complications of their infection, including the possibility of infertility. Educate them regarding the risk of other STDs. Counsel patients to take steps to prevent reinfection. They should avoid sexual contact until their treatment is completed and all partners also have been evaluated and treated. They should also consider using latex condoms to minimize the chances of reinfection.


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