18. Reduce infectious disease (Chlamydia)
- Increase awareness of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and demand for STD testing.
- Increase the identification, testing, and treatment of sexual partners of individuals infected with Chlamydia trachomatis.
- Increase annual chlamydia screening for women with risk factors.
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Comprehensive Risk Reduction (CRR)
Description: Comprehensive Risk Reduction (CRR) interventions promote behaviors that prevent or reduce the risk of pregnancy, HIV, and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
Specific Programs/Strategies: These interventions may suggest a hierarchy of recommended behaviors that identifies abstinence as the best, or preferred, method but also provides information about sexual risk reduction strategies; promote abstinence and sexual risk reduction without placing one approach above another; or promote sexual risk reduction strategies, primarily or solely. These interventions may also include other components such as condom distribution and STI testing.
- Target Audience: Adults
- Setting: Community
- Recommendation: Recommended
- Review Agency: Community Guide
- Related Topics: Not applicable
- Website: Comprehensive Risk Reduction
Clinical prevention guidance
Description: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)'s clinical prevention guidance in sexually transmitted diseases treatment guidelines, 2010. MMWR Recomm Rep. 2010 Dec 17;59(RR-12):2-8.
Specific Programs/Strategies: The prevention and control of STDs are based on the following five major strategies: education and counseling of persons at risk on ways to avoid STDs through changes in sexual behaviors and use of recommended prevention services; identification of asymptomatically infected persons and of symptomatic persons unlikely to seek diagnostic and treatment services; effective diagnosis, treatment, and counseling of infected persons; evaluation, treatment, and counseling of sex partners of persons who are infected with an STD; and pre-exposure vaccination of persons at risk for vaccine-preventable STDs.