Expedited partner therapy for sexually transmitted diseases: assessing the legal environment.

  title={Expedited partner therapy for sexually transmitted diseases: assessing the legal environment.},
  author={James G. Hodge and Amy Pulver and Matthew Hogben and Dhrubajyoti Bhattacharya and Erin C. Fuse Brown},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  volume={98 2},
An emerging alternative to traditional partner management for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) is expedited partner therapy (EPT), which involves the delivery of medications or prescriptions to STD patients for their partners without the clinical assessment of the partners. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently recommended EPT nationally in limited circumstances; however, its implementation may raise legal concerns. We analyzed laws relevant to the distribution of… 

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