partner notification

Any formal and systematic means of informing the sexual partner(s) of a person with an STD (sexually-transmitted disease) that the person being tested is infected by an organism—e.g., HIV, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Treponema pallidum—of interest to public health officials

partner notification

Public health Any formal and systematic means of informing the sexual partner(s) of a person with an STD, that the person being tested is infected with an organism–eg, HIV, N gonorrhoeae, T pallidum–of interest to public health officials. See Negotiated safety.

partner notification

A public health practice in which the sexual contacts of persons diagnosed with sexually transmitted diseases are made aware of their exposure and are advised to seek medical attention. Two methods are used to contact persons at risk. They may be notified directly by their sexual partner or partners, or they may be contacted by public health authorities who have obtained their names from their sexual partner or partners.
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Provide appropriate licensed medical staffing, including a nurse clinician/coordinator or physician s assistant who, in addition to assigning clinical duties and oversight, shall in 3 conjunction with the Health Department staff; maintain a system for referring clients for outreach services and partner notification.
Specifically, expedited partner therapy was included in partner notification and contact tracing; prevalence and sequelae of bacterial STIs over time and place were combined with rates and predictors of re-infection to make a general epidemiology of bacterial STIs priority; point of care testing, alternative models for accessing testing, and effectiveness of various screening methods were combined into a screening and testing priority; and social media and social network were integrated into identification of best practices for the prevention of bacterial STIs at the individual and community levels.
1] Sexual partner tracing (SPT), also referred to as partner notification (PN), is the process by which the sexual contacts of a patient treated for a STI, referred to as the index patient (IP), are informed of their risk of an STI and seek medical examination, treatment, care and support at a health facility.
Surveys with health care providers give information about practices of partner notification and management.
Partner management, in the form of partner notification or patient-delivered partner therapy, is an effective strategy that may provide one avenue for reducing subsequent infections in treated individuals.
What is your position on names reporting and partner notification for HIV?
Also, this type of home testing could further impede the state's efforts in surveillance, partner notification and funding for HIV-infected citizens.
Others have passed laws requiring partner notification and testing of prisoners, convicted prostitutes, and suspected sex offenders.
Control efforts have necessarily become more outbreak-focused, and rely on effective partner notification and treatment more than ever.
The website will also provide implementation guidance and certificate management services that will facilitate the renewal and partner notification processes.
This article outlines the essentials of partner notification and reviews outcome for one individual following a positive diagnosis, using a case study that demonstrates these principles in action.
Before testing, 804 women (28%) reported previous domestic violence which tended to be associated with increased odds of HIV infection, decreased odds of coming with partners for counselling and decreased odds of partner notification.

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