Partner Notification: A Handbook for Designing and Implementing Programs and Services

12 July, 2018

This handbook was developed as a technical update on successful PN programs, offering a synthesis of best practices, models, challenges, and solutions that can be used to develop and implement effective PN programs. Practical steps to implement PN were developed based on this review. The intended audience is policymakers, program managers, health care workers, and trained providers who can use this guide to develop PN policies and implement programs tailored to the country environment. View handbook here: http://bit.ly/2L5vh0O [*see note below]

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Theresa Russo Web MANAGER

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HIFA profile: Theresa Russo is based in the USA and works for the USAID's AIDS Free Project. theresa_russo@jsi.com

[*Note from HIFA moderator (Neil PW): For the benefit ofthose who may not have immediate web access, here is a description from the above URL:

'Globally, about 60 percent of people living with HIV (PLHIV) know their status. Comprehensive HIV testing services, including partner noti?cation (PN), are critical links into the HIV and AIDS treatment cascade and essential to achieving widespread testing of those at risk. Partner noti?cation testing is a voluntary process whereby a trained provider, health worker, or counselor asks the index patient about potential exposures, including sexual partners, drug injecting partners, or the patient’s children.

'This handbook was developed as a technical update on successful PN programs, offering a synthesis of best practices, models, challenges, and solutions that can be used to develop and implement effective PN programs. Practical steps to implement PN were developed based on this review. The intended audience is policymakers, program managers, health care workers, and trained providers who can use this guide to develop PN policies and implement programs tailored to the country environment.']