Focus on Public Health Policy

Expedited Partner Therapy for STDs vs. Traditional Care

October 6, 200813 min
Host: Cathleen Margolin, PhD

Guest: Matthew Golden, MD, MPH

Guest: James G. Hodge, Jr., JD, LL.M.

For many years the treatment of those infected with sexually transmitted diseases has included recommendations for including the notification and treatment of partners. Lately medical researchers and legal minds are studying how patient’s partners are accessed and treated by the medical system. They are proposing more effective methods for disease prevention and control. Join Dr. Cathleen Margolin as she talks with attorney James Hodge of the Center for Law and the Public’s Health / Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Dr. Matthew Golden, associate professor of medicine at University of Washington School of Medicine. Dr. Golden is also director of the STD Control Program for Public Health in Seattle and King Counties in Washington.

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