How does CDC advise programs to handle partner services for persons with known HIV-infection?
A. Certain persons who received a previous diagnosis of HIV might have declined partner services at the time of diagnosis, might have partially participated but subsequently become interested in participating fully, or might have new partners. These persons can be reached through outreach to HIV care providers or case managers. Accordingly, program managers responsible for HIV partner services should work actively with HIV clinical care providers and case managers to engage them in identifying patients who need partner services, offering them these services, and linking them to health department Disease Intervention Specialist (DIS) when indicated. Acquisition of new STDs by persons with known HIV infection indicates ongoing sexual risk behaviors. This is of particular importance because infection with other STDs facilitates transmission and acquisition of HIV. HIV-infected persons with recurrent STDs might be identified in STD clinics, other care or service venues, or via STD reportin
- If surveillance data are shared with partner services programs, what protections does CDC recommend those programs implement to ensure that confidentiality and data security are maintained?
- How does CDC advise programs to handle partner services for persons with known HIV-infection?
- Are HIV/STD-infected persons or their partners required to participate in partner services?