Chlamydia: the nurse’s role in diagnosis, treatment and health promotion
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Chlamydia: the nurse’s role in diagnosis, treatment and health promotion

Jason Flannigan Lecturer, sexual and reproductive health, University of Central Lancashire, Preston

This article discusses the UK’s most commonly diagnosed sexually transmitted infection, Chlamydia. It outlines the nurse’s role in diagnosis, treatment and health promotion, including encouraging condom use, medications, partner notification and emphasising the importance of avoiding sexual intercourse until drug therapy is completed and any symptoms have gone.

Correspondence jwflannigan@uclan.ac.uk

Nursing Standard. 20, 41,59-64. doi: 10.7748/ns2006.06.20.41.59.c6552

Published in print: 21 June 2006

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review