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Chlamydia and gonorrhea rescreening: patient portal reminders

Chlamydia and gonorrhea rescreening: Patient portal remindersBy Megan N. Spiekermeier, DNP, WHNP-BC and Debra L. Ilchak, DNP, RN, FNP-BC, CNE

Chlamydia and gonorrhea, the most commonly reported curable sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in the United States, often present without symptoms.1 If left untreated, these infections can lead to serious health complications in women, including pelvic inflammatory disease, infertility, ectopic pregnancy, and chronic pelvic pain.1 Because reinfections are common and are associated with poor health outcomes, current guidelines from the CDC recommend rescreening for chlamydia and gonorrhea 3 months following treatment.1 Despite this recommendation, rescreening rates remain low nationwide, as well as at the project site.2 Continue reading »