A recently published, Kenya-based, randomized controlled study (Masters & Thirumurthy/STIs) (M&T) evaluates a novel intervention that appears to combine in a fresh way elements of various innovative interventions for HIV prevention. Recently published studies (e.g. Kissinger/STIs; Estcourt & Cassell/STIs) have explored the potential of ‘expedited’, or ‘accelerated’ partner therapy – where the partner of an […]
Category: Expedited Partner Therapy
Trialling innovative approaches to STI partner services: Partner-Delivered vv. Accelerated Partner Therapy
It is vital to treat partners of patients with curable STIs as quickly as possible. But the effectiveness of interventions to achieve this proves hard to measure – and the case for increasing resources correspondingly difficult to make. The inadequacy of the resources available to existing partner services has led some investigators in the US […]
Expedited Partner Therapy (EPT): Why in the US and not in the UK?
Expedited Partner Therapy (EPT) in sexual health is the practice of prescribing for the partner(s) of the patient without prior medical evaluation. In many countries (e.g. UK and Australia) the practice is not current, since it does not comply with prescribing guidance. But in the US it is being actively promoted by professional bodies (e.g. […]