Partner notification is a public health strategy in which sexual partners of persons with a sexually transmitted disease (STD) are notified, counselled and offered services.
According to recommendations published by the World Health Organization, partner notification should be voluntary, confidential and only undertaken when appropriate services are available.
This paper communicates experiences from studies on partner notification in Sweden and Zambia and emphasizes the need for a contextualized approach to partner notification.
In Sweden as well as in Zambia partner notification is an acknowledged strategy to prevent STDs.
Methods must, however, be adjusted to the practical and cultural context in each country.
Mots-clés Pascal : Maladie sexuellement transmissible, Partenaire sexuel, Homme, Accessibilité, Soin, Suède, Europe, Zambie, Afrique, Prévention, Système santé, Notification
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Sexually transmitted disease, Sex partner, Human, Accessibility, Care, Sweden, Europe, Zambia, Africa, Prevention, Health system
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0267828
Code Inist : 002B30A03C. Création : 15/07/1997.