This standard operating procedure is a single-page document that provides step-by-step instructions for partner notification or HIV testing services providers for index clients and providers working together to notify a partner about an… Read more
NASTAD/U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (July 2017).
This standard operating procedure for partner notification services (PNS) programs in Haiti provides a succinct overview of PNS and describes PNS client and staff workflow; how to prioritize patients for PNS; and basic procedures for… Read more
HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies, Ney York State Psychiatric Institute and Columbia University (N.D.).
This YouTube video, available in English and Spanish, provides counseling to support individuals to use HIV self-tests with sex partners. Using testimonials and lessons learned, the video addresses how to bring up self-testing with… Read more
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (June 2017).
This register provides a complete listing of index clients and their contacts for tracking and monitoring outcomes of partner notification services. Basic identifiers and contact information for the index client are linked with… Read more
Kachur, R., Strona, F.V., Kinsey, J., and Collins, D. Atlanta (GA): Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (December 2015).
This toolkit aims to support partner notification services (PNS) programs and providers in the use of technologies, such as texting, email, social media, partner-seeking websites and smartphone applications, and voice-over internet… Read more
North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (August 2016).
This protocol describes procedures for conducting partner notification services (PNS) activities via a geosocial networking smartphone application for men who have sex with men called Jack’d. It includes confidentiality procedures,… Read more
U.S. Agency for International Development, U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, and the Sauti Project (October 2016).
This referral slip or invitation letter can be provided to index clients receiving partner notification services (PNS) who choose to notify partners themselves (i.e., client referral) or to invite partners for HIV testing without… Read more
Rosenberg, Nora E. N.D. Department of Health Behavior/UNC Project–Malawi, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (June 2017).
This document includes intervention procedures, scripts, invitation letters, and visit checklists from a 2014 randomized controlled trial of passive versus contract referral among HIV-positive pregnant women enrolled in Malawi’s Option… Read more
Jhpiego and Tanzanian Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, the Elderly and Children (2016).
This form provides a set of four questions to be used with partner notification services (PNS) clients that assess the history of intimate partner violence to use as the basis for a discussion between providers and clients about… Read more
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (N.D.).
This set of tools are meant to support partner notification services (PNS) provider interactions with index clients and their contacts. First, it includes “talking points” for introducing PNS to index clients, including what information… Read more
To further support countries, program managers, health workers, and other stakeholders seeking to achieve national and international HIV goals, the World Health Organization (WHO) developed new recommendations and additional guidance on… Read more
U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, U.S. Agency for International Development, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Defense, and World Health Organization (N.D.).
This slide set provides an introduction to partner notification services and index case testing for families and children; considerations for implementing these services; and general instructions for introducing these services to… Read more
National Center for HIV/AIDS, Dermatology and STDs Cambodia (October 2014).
This form, written in Khmer and English, is used by the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Dermatology and STDs (NCHADS) to record results of an initial partner notification services assessment for adults living with HIV, and follow-up with… Read more
Jhpiego and U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) (N.D.).
Jhpiego and PEPFAR-supported implementing partners in Nigeria developed this standard package of data collection and reporting tools for partner notification services (PNS), to be adapted by all partners and considered for adoption by… Read more
AIDSFree. "WHO Guidance Meeting: Roll-out of the WHO Guidelines on HIV Self-Testing and Partner Notification." WHO Guidance Meeting: Roll-out of the WHO Guidelines on HIV Self-Testing and Partner Notification. April 1, 2017. Accessed February 22, 2018.
This March 27-28, 2017 meeting in Nairobi, Kenya updated participants about the World Heath Organization's (WHO) 2015 Consolidated Guidance on HIV Testing Services, introduced new guidelines on self-testing and partner notification, and… Read more
Theodore M. Hammett, Milly Kayongo, Christine Potts, Katherine Brouhard, Catherine Thompson, Repsina Chintalova-Dallas, and Amy Kravitz Del Solar. 2018. Partner Notifi ation: A Handbook for Designing and Implementing Programs and Services. Arlington, VA: Strengthening High Impact Interventions for an AIDSfree Generation (AIDSFree) Project.
Globally, about 60 percent of people living with HIV (PLHIV) know their status. Comprehensive HIV testing services, including partner notiﬁcation (PN), are critical links into the HIV and AIDS treatment cascade and essential to… Read more