to centralise and coordinate contact management, patient records and partner notification
Index testing, also known as partner notification
or contact tracing, is an effective case-finding strategy that targets the exposed contacts of HIV-positive persons for HIV testing services.
This is known as "partner notification
" and is mostly done by the patient but it is a task the clinic is willing to do if the patient does not want to make contact for any reason.
The final rules explain the procedures for making an election out of the regime, including the disclosure of partner information required in the election, and the requirements for partner notification
of the election.
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.
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
, although purportedly voluntary, presents unique risks for patients who are trapped in violent relationships.
While many strategies for improving partner notification
have been studied, no single method has emerged as clearly superior [5, 6].