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Recommendations for Partner Services Programs for HIV Infection, Syphilis, Gonorrhea, and Chlamydial Infection

MMWR Recommendations and Reports
October 31, 2008 / Vol. 57 / No. RR-9

Table of Contents

Executive Summary

Inroduction/Definition and Overview of Partner Services

Legal and Ethical Issues/Background and Key Considerations

Elements of Partner Services

Index Patients/Identifying and Prioritizing Index Patients for Partner Services

Partners/Notifying Partners of Their Exposure

Special Populations

Strategies to Enhance Case Finding and Partner Notification: Core Areas, Social Networks and the Internet/Core Areas

Program Collaboration and Service Integration to Improve Partner Services/Background and Key Considerations

Program Monitoring, Evaluation, and Quality Improvement/Background and Key Considerations

Staff Support/Background and Key Considerations

Appendices/Appendix 1. Summary of Recommendations

Appendix 2. Guiding Principles and Program Principles and Program Standards for Record Keeping and Data Collection, Management, and Security

Appendix 3. Glossary of Terms

Appendix 4. Key to Acronyms



Table 1. Interview Periods by Disease

Table 2. Features of Partner Referral Strategies


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