Journal article

'It's literally giving them a solution in their hands': the views of young Australians towards patient-delivered partner therapy for treating chlamydia.

Elly Layton, Jane L Goller, Jacqueline Coombe, Meredith Temple-Smith, Jane Tomnay, Alaina Vaisey, Jane S Hocking

Sexually Transmitted Infections | Published : 2021

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: Patient-delivered partner therapy (PDPT) is a method for providing antibiotic treatment for the sexual partners of an index patient with an STI by means of a prescription or medication that the index patient gives to their sexual partner(s). Qualitative research regarding barriers and enablers to PDPT has largely focused on the views of healthcare providers. In this study, we sought to investigate the views of young people (as potential health consumers) regarding PDPT for chlamydia. METHODS: Semi-structured telephone interviews were conducted with young Australian men and women. Participants were asked to provide their views regarding PDPT from the perspective of both an index p..

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