Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) are a growing concern in Boston. The Boston Public Health Commission has developed this webpage to help health professionals obtain the most current information. This page provides a brief glimpse at the current status of STIs in Boston, provides educational resources and information regarding the new legislation allowing Expedited Partner Therapy (EPT) for chalmydia.
Local Epidemiological Reports for Boston:
Expedited Partner Therapy:
Recently passed by the Massachusetts Legislation and Massachusetts Public Health Council, this allows qualified healthcare providers to prescribe medication for treatment of chlamydia to the heterosexual partners of infected individuals without being seen by that physician. This legislation was passed on July 1st, 2011 under code 128 of the Massachusetts Public Health Law and is currently effective. To find out more about law, guidelines for using EPT in Massachusetts, EPT’s effectiveness and implementation check the links below.
Rules and Regulations Regarding EPT:
To address the dramatic increase in numbers, the Infectious Disease Bureau at Boston Public Health Commission and BU School of Medicine have jointly developed a Medical Education Course on Chlamydia that covers the epidemiology of Boston cases, clinical practices, and barriers to care. The presentation lasts 1 hour and will provide healthcare staff with both CME and CNU credits. For more information about the course and content, please click here.
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