Scholar Info


J. Dennis Fortenberry

Professor

Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine

ude[dot]iupui[at]bnetrofj

A delivery system for expedited partner services


Reinfection by untreated partners accounts for a substantial proportion of new sexually transmitted infections. Provision to patients of treatment for delivery to partners has been shown to be effective for reducing these repeated infections. This research used focus groups and individual interviews to inform design of patient, partner, and clinical staff materials to support implementation of expedited partner services around the country.