Demographic characteristics and prevalences of sexually transmitted infections

  • Santiago Camargo
Keywords: Sex, sexually transmitted infections, patient, therapy


Partner notification is a long-standing component of public health and private-sector efforts to control sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Ideally, all sex partners of persons with an STI diagnosis would benotified of the exposure, evaluated, and treated. In practice, however, many patients with an STI diagnosis do not notify their sex partners of the exposure, and some partners do not access clinical services for STIs even if notified.