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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 34  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 10-13

Partner notification and treatment Institute of Venereology-experience


1 Department of STD, Chengalpattu Medical College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Institute of Venereology, Madras Medical College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
S Arunkumar
Department of STD, Chengalpattu Medical College, Chengalpattu - 603 001, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0253-7184.112863

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Introduction: There has been a significant increase in general awareness about Sexually transmitted diseases (STD's) among the general public. However, rates of partner notification and treatment which are an integral part of STD awareness is still questionable. Methodology and Results: We analyzed the statistics for prevalence of partner notification (which is about 52%) as well as the possible reasons for non-compliance. An overview of various ways of partner notification has been given as patient delivered partner medication (PDPM) and patient based partner referral (PBPR) of which PDPM is the most acceptable and effective method worldwide.


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