Study: Giving medicine to patients with STDs to pass to partners beneficial

02/17/2005 | USA Today

Patients with sexually transmitted diseases who are given medicines to pass along to their sexual partners fare better than those who follow the standard practice of simply telling their past sexual partners about their diagnosis and urging them to get treatment, according to a new study. The research found gonorrhea patients who were given the medication to give to partners were 73% less likely to be infected at their three-month check-up, compared to a control group.

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