PMID- 29584743
OWN - NLM
STAT- MEDLINE
DCOM- 20180622
LR  - 20181114
IS  - 1932-6203 (Electronic)
IS  - 1932-6203 (Linking)
VI  - 13
IP  - 3
DP  - 2018
TI  - Partner notification outcomes after integration of an on-site disease
      intervention specialist at a sexually transmitted disease clinic.
PG  - e0194041
LID - 10.1371/journal.pone.0194041 [doi]
AB  - BACKGROUND: Partner notification services (PNS) are highly effective in reducing 
      transmission of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). We assessed outcomes of PNS
      before and after integration of an on-site disease intervention specialist (DIS) 
      at a publicly-funded STD clinic. METHODS: From August 2014 to December 2015,
      patients testing positive for infectious syphilis or gonorrhea at the Rhode
      Island STD Clinic were referred to on-site DIS for partner notification. Data on 
      PNS outcomes were reviewed for eight months before integration of DIS at the
      clinic and compared to eight months after. RESULTS: Of the 145 index patients
      referred for PNS during the study period (n = 58 before DIS integration, n = 87
      after), 86% were interviewed. DIS integration resulted in a significantly greater
      proportion of index patients interviewed overall (92% versus 76%, p<0.01), on the
      day of diagnosis (85% versus 61%; p<0.01), and in person at the STD clinic (64%
      versus 11%; p<0.01). However, there was no significant difference in number of
      sexual partners named or treated. CONCLUSIONS: Integrating DIS at a
      publicly-funded STD clinic resulted in a greater number of index cases
      interviewed, a greater number interviewed in person, and a greater number
      interviewed on the day of diagnosis. Challenges remain in identifying and
      engaging partners for treatment.
FAU - Tributino, Alec
AU  - Tributino A
AD  - Department of Medicine, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, United States
      of America.
FAU - Montgomery, Madeline C
AU  - Montgomery MC
AD  - Department of Medicine, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, United States
      of America.
FAU - Bertrand, Thomas
AU  - Bertrand T
AD  - Center for HIV, Hepatitis, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, and Tuberculosis
      Epidemiology, Rhode Island Department of Health, Providence, Rhode Island, United
      States of America.
FAU - Marak, Theodore
AU  - Marak T
AD  - Center for HIV, Hepatitis, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, and Tuberculosis
      Epidemiology, Rhode Island Department of Health, Providence, Rhode Island, United
      States of America.
FAU - Almonte, Alexi
AU  - Almonte A
AD  - Department of Medicine, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, United States
      of America.
FAU - van den Berg, Jacob
AU  - van den Berg J
AD  - Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences, Brown University School of Public
      Health, Providence, Rhode Island, United States of America.
FAU - St John, Kristen
AU  - St John K
AD  - Center for HIV, Hepatitis, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, and Tuberculosis
      Epidemiology, Rhode Island Department of Health, Providence, Rhode Island, United
      States of America.
FAU - Browning, Carol
AU  - Browning C
AD  - Center for HIV, Hepatitis, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, and Tuberculosis
      Epidemiology, Rhode Island Department of Health, Providence, Rhode Island, United
      States of America.
FAU - Medina, Martha M
AU  - Medina MM
AD  - Department of Medicine, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, United States
      of America.
FAU - Morse, Ashley
AU  - Morse A
AD  - Department of Medicine, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, United States
      of America.
FAU - Chan, Philip A
AU  - Chan PA
AUID- ORCID: 0000-0003-0964-5895
AD  - Department of Medicine, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, United States
      of America.
AD  - Center for HIV, Hepatitis, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, and Tuberculosis
      Epidemiology, Rhode Island Department of Health, Providence, Rhode Island, United
      States of America.
AD  - Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences, Brown University School of Public
      Health, Providence, Rhode Island, United States of America.
LA  - eng
PT  - Journal Article
DEP - 20180327
PL  - United States
TA  - PLoS One
JT  - PloS one
JID - 101285081
SB  - IM
MH  - Adult
MH  - Female
MH  - Gonorrhea/diagnosis/epidemiology
MH  - Humans
MH  - Male
MH  - Rhode Island
MH  - Sexual Partners
MH  - Sexually Transmitted Diseases/*diagnosis/*epidemiology
MH  - Specialization
MH  - Syphilis/diagnosis/epidemiology
PMC - PMC5870952
EDAT- 2018/03/28 06:00
MHDA- 2018/06/23 06:00
CRDT- 2018/03/28 06:00
PHST- 2017/10/05 00:00 [received]
PHST- 2018/02/25 00:00 [accepted]
PHST- 2018/03/28 06:00 [entrez]
PHST- 2018/03/28 06:00 [pubmed]
PHST- 2018/06/23 06:00 [medline]
AID - 10.1371/journal.pone.0194041 [doi]
AID - PONE-D-17-35934 [pii]
PST - epublish
SO  - PLoS One. 2018 Mar 27;13(3):e0194041. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0194041.
      eCollection 2018.