Partner notification is an essential part of controlling communicable diseases in the public health sector. If the STI test result returns positive, it is required that previous sexual partners be notified so they may be evaluated for the STI as well.
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Partner notification is an important element of STI prevention and the prevention of HIV. Although partner notification has not been shown to reduce the cases of STIs and HIV, the notification system allows individuals to recieve a diagnosis earlier and receive treatment sooner. This reduces the negative effects of some untreated STIs.