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This issue of FOCUS offered by the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health discusses the steps involved in partner notification or contact tracing, a type of investigation that can be very sensitive because it often involves discussing intimate relationships and diseases such as sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV/AIDS.
- Define the goals and uses of partner notification/contact tracing
- Outline the process of partner notification/contact tracing for sexually transmitted infections and other infectious diseases such as tuberculosis
- Describe some of the interviewer responsibilities associated with partner notification/contact tracing, such as training and confidentiality
- Provide examples of ways in which partner notification/contact tracing has been used in disease investigations.