Australasian Contact Tracing Guidelines


First Published:
December 1997
Last Updated:
October 2022
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When patients are diagnosed with a treatable sexually transmitted infection, it’s vital to consider, discuss, and support the testing and treatment of their sexual partners. Research shows that many partners may be infected without realising it.

That’s why it’s crucial to make partner notification a priority and ensure it’s done successfully. Treating infected partners not only helps them avoid complications but also reduces infection duration, which can help prevent further transmission. This is particularly crucial when it comes to HIV. By identifying new cases through partner notification, individuals can start antiretroviral therapy earlier, improving their prognosis and limiting the spread of HIV.

Discover the vital role of partner notification in preventing the spread of sexually transmitted infections. Learn effective strategies and improve patient outcomes.

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