Expedited Partner Therapy (EPT) for Sexually Transmitted Infections: A Resource for California Health Care Providers

Expedited Partner Therapy (EPT) is the clinical practice of treating sex partners of patients diagnosed with treatable sexually transmitted infections (STIs) – including chlamydia, gonorrhea, and trichomoniasis – without the health care provider first examining the partner(s).

This document explains what EPT is and why clinicians in California should prescribe it. In-depth references are also provided.

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