Journal article

Sexually transmissible infections, partner notification and intimate relationships: a qualitative study exploring the perspectives of general practitioners and people with a recent chlamydia infection

Jacqueline Coombe, Jane Goller, Helen Bittleston, Alaina Vaisey, Lena Sanci, Anita Groos, Jane Tomnay, Meredith Temple-Smith, Jane Hocking

Sexual Health | CSIRO PUBLISHING | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Individuals diagnosed with a chlamydia infection are advised to notify their sexual partners from the previous 6 months so that they too can get tested and treated as appropriate. Partner notification is an essential component of chlamydia management, helping to prevent ongoing transmission and repeat infection in the index case. However, partner notification can be challenging, particularly in circumstances where a relationship has ended or transmission has occurred beyond the primary relationship. METHODS: In this study we use data from 43 semistructured interviews with general practitioners (GPs) and people with a recent diagnosis of chlamydia. The interviews examined experien..

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Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia


Funding Acknowledgements

The authors thank the GPs and people with a recent chlamydia infection who generously gave their time to share their experiences with us. This research forms part of the Management of Chlamydia Cases in Australia (MoCCA) project, funded by a National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia Partnership Grant (APP1150014). The authors also acknowledge the MoCCA partner organisations: Victorian Government, Department of Health and Human Services, NSW Ministry of Health, Queensland Health, North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network, Central and Eastern Sydney Primary Health Network, Family Planning Victoria, Family Planning NSW, True Relationships & Reproductive Health, Victorian Cytology Service Pathology, Sydney Sexual Health Centre.