How is urethritis prevented?

Updated: Dec 12, 2018
  • Author: Martha K Terris, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: Edward David Kim, MD, FACS  more...
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See the list below:

  • Educate at-risk patients on how to prevent disease recurrence.

  • Educate patients on risks of other sexually-transmitted infections, including HIV. [12]

  • Try to find asymptomatic patients and symptomatic patients who are unlikely to seek treatment.

  • Early diagnosis and treatment of infected individuals is essential.

  • Evaluate and treat sexual partners of known infected persons.


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