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The right thing to do: patients' views and experiences of telling partners about chlamydia

Temple-Smith, Meredith; Hopkins, Carol; Fairley, Christopher K; Tomnay, Jane; Pavlin, Natasha; Parker, Rhian; Russell, Darren; Bowden, Francis; Hocking, Jane S; Pitts, Marian; Chen, Marcus Y

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Background: Partner notification for patients diagnosed with chlamydia is a strategy recommended to interrupt transmission of infection, and patients are commonly encouraged by health practitioners to contact their sexual partners themselves. Few studies, however, have ascertained the psychosocial impact of the chlamydia diagnosis and its effect on partner notification. Methods: In-depth telephone interviews were conducted with 25 women and 15 men aged 18-55 years, diagnosed with chlamydia from...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/25379
Source: Family Practice
DOI: 10.1093/fampra/cmq028

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