Cervicitis Guidelines

Updated: Feb 15, 2022
  • Author: Arthur T Ollendorff, MD; Chief Editor: Nicole W Karjane, MD  more...
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Guidelines Summary

CDC guidelines for the treatment of cervicitis

In 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its clinical practice guidelines on the treatment of sexually transmitted infections. [2] These are some of the highlights of the recommendations for presumptive therapy for cervicitis.

The recommended treatment regimen for cervicitis is as follows:

  • Doxycycline 100 mg orally 2 times per day for 7 days

Concurrent therapy for gonococcal infection should be considered if the patient is at risk for gonorrhea or lives in a community with a high prevalence of gonorrhea.

The alternative treatment regimen for cervicitis is as follows:

  • Azithromycin 1 g orally in a single dose

Women who have received treatment for cervicitis should be advised to avoid sexual intercourse until they and their partners have been treated (ie, until completion of a 7-day regimen or for 7 days after single-dose therapy) and all symptoms have resolved.