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JAMA Dermatology Clinical Evidence Synopsis
September 2015

Screening Recommendations for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Dermatology, University of California, Davis, Sacramento
  • 2Department of Dermatology, University of Colorado, Denver, Aurora

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JAMA Dermatol. 2015;151(9):1014-1016. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2015.1987

Clinical Question  Dermatologists diagnose and treat sexually transmitted infections with varying frequency, and have an opportunity to monitor at-risk individuals for chlamydia and gonorrhea. What are the recommended screening guidelines for chlamydia and gonorrhea in men and women in the United States?

Bottom Line  While the evidence for screening men for chlamydia and gonorrhea remains insufficient at this time, all sexually active females younger than 25 years and all older women at risk for infection should be screened for both chlamydia and gonorrhea.