This comprehensive report compiled by the Centers for Disease Control highlight the importance of program collaboration and service integration in the provision of services provided to partners of people with HIV and other STDs such as syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia. Because coinfection with HIV and one or more other STDs is common, all persons with a diagnosis of HIV should be tested for other types of STDs, and vice versa. Many persons at risk for these infections also are at risk for other infectious diseases, such as tuberculosis and viral hepatitis, as well as various other health conditions. STD and HIV partner services offer STD, HIV, and other public health programs an opportunity for collaboration to deliver comprehensive services to clients, improve program efficiency, and maximize the positive effects on public health.
This resource is intended for program managers who are responsible for overseeing partner services programs at state and local levels. These recommendations will hopefully be used to help plan, manage prevention measures, target use of resources, establish program priorities, develop program policies and influence future training for staff members.