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4.2. Conditions where contact tracing should be considered

Sexual health specialists differ in their approach to the management of partners of patients diagnosed with epididymitis and pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) as the results of STI testing are generally not available at the initial visit, and a sexually transmitted pathogen is often not found.

For cases of PID or epididymitis where a specific pathogen is found, contact tracing may be required. Please refer back to the notes relating to that specific pathogen.