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Sexually Transmitted Diseases:
doi: 10.1097/OLQ.0000000000000061
The Real World of STD Prevention

Use of First-Line Treatment for Neisseria gonorrhoeae After Treatment Guideline Changes

Anschuetz, Greta MPH*; Asbel, Lenore MD*; Salmon, Melinda E. BA*†; Johnson, Caroline C. MD*

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Abstract

After 2 notices with treatment recommendation changes for Neisseria gonorrhoeae, the Philadelphia Department of Public Health documented medical therapy for 92% (3279/3551) of cases; 3001 (92%) received a recommended therapy. Nonrecommended therapies were documented in 8% of cases. Providers diagnosing 2 or less N. gonorrhoeae cases were more likely to use nonrecommended therapy.

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