Partner notification

Partner notification refers to the process by which the “index client,” “source,” or “patient” who has a sexually transmitted infection (STI) including HIV, is given support in order to notify and advise the partners that have been exposed to infection. Support includes giving the index client a mechanism to encourage the client's partner to attend counseling, testing and other prevention and treatment services. Confidentiality shall be observed in the entire process. (Sec. 3(ee), R.A. No. 11166)