Journal article

De-Sexualizing Partner Notification: A Qualitative Study on Chinese Young Adults with Chlamydia

Bobo HP Lau, Lucia Liu, Celia HY Chan, Cecilia LW Chan, Jason J Ong, Eleanor Holroyd, William CW Wong

International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health | MDPI | Published : 2021

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Chlamydia is common amongst the sexually active population in Hong Kong. As most cases are asymptomatic, partner notification may be helpful in controlling chlamydia. This study examined attitudes towards partner notification for chlamydia among Hong Kong Chinese youths in order to inform a culturally appropriate, patient-empowering sexual health service. METHODS: Sixteen individuals (aged 20 to 31) who received a confirmed diagnosis of chlamydia within the previous twelve months of data collection were recruited from two community-based organizations between June and December 2017. Semi-structured individual interviews were conducted by a health psychologist. RESULTS: Nine parti..

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