Preventing HIV/AIDS, other STIs and Pregnancy: Partner Counseling and Referral Services
Partner counseling and referral services are part of the spectrum of care for HIV-positive people and their sexual or needle-sharing partners. Referral includes notifying partners of exposure, after which they are encouraged to be tested and, if positive, receive prevention or risk reduction counseling as well as care.
Task Force Recommendations & Findings
This table lists interventions reviewed by the Community Guide, with Task Force findings for each (definitions of findings). Click on an underlined intervention title for a summary of the review.
|Interventions to Identify HIV-Positive People Through Partner Counseling and Referral Services|
|Partner Notification by Provider Referral||Recommended
|Partner Notification by Contact Referral||Insufficient Evidence
|Partner Notification by Patient Referral||Insufficient Evidence
The findings and conclusions on this page are those of the Community Preventive Services Task Force and do not necessarily represent those of CDC.
The content of publications of the Guide to Community Preventive Services is in the public domain. Citation as to source, however, is appreciated. Sample citation: Guide to Community Preventive Services. Preventing HIV/AIDS, other STIs and pregnancy: partner counseling and referral services. www.thecommunityguide.org/hiv/pcrs.html. Last updated: MM/DD/YYYY.
- Page last reviewed: March 11, 2013
- Page last updated: March 11, 2013
- Content source: The Guide to Community Preventive Services