and contact tracing, which originated in the United States in the 1940s to follow syphilis outbreaks, are a long-standing public health strategy used to reduce disease transmission and promote infection control.
FGDs were used to supplement the quantitative study using an open-ended tool that included knowledge on the PMTCT programme, benefits of the programme, specific services rendered, importance of male partner HIV testing, perceived barriers to HIV testing at an ANC, opinion on partner notification
, and legal enforcement of partner to use PMTCT/ANC.
demonstrate seamless access to the necessary pathways and protocols in place with the local acute pathology lab to facilitate the transfer of information (result management), treat patients through prescribing medication and onward partner notification
to halt the spread of the infection in the wider population.
Virgin Care's Teesside Sexual Health Service is piloting a new "digital partner notification
tool", in partnership with SXT, to help cut the spread of sexually transmitted infections in the area and increase the number of at-risk people to get tested.
The new WHO guidance is designed to support the increase of ethical and evidence-based self-testing approaches and assisted partner notification
as well as help close global HIV testing gaps.
And I think particularly in MSM and probably in young women, STI testing at those visits provides an opportunity for earlier diagnosis and treatment of STIs as well as for partner notification
The Screening Targeted Populations to Interrupt Ongoing Chains of HIV Transmission with Enhanced Partner Notification
(STOP) project was a prospective study evaluating acute HIV infection diagnosis linked to partner services at 12 HIV testing venues in North Carolina, New York City, New York, and San Francisco, California (2,4).
, although purportedly voluntary, presents unique risks for patients who are trapped in violent relationships.
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.
Two interventions identified include partner notification
programs and education.
In multivariate analyses, a female sex worker's intention to refer her last client was associated with her having a positive attitude toward partner notification
, believing that people she respected would think that it was important to refer him and believing that partner notification
prevents transmission of infection from a pregnant woman to her fetus or baby (odds ratios, 3.
A randomized trial of expedited partner notification
and treatment versus standard notification, described in the next section, found lower rates of persistent or recurrent chlamydia or gonorrhea in index patients.