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Internet Partner Notification for Sexually-Transmitted Infections: Information Sheet

Overview of internet partner notification (i.e., through websites, internet forums, blogs, social media, email and texts), as a means for patients and public health practitioners to reach out to anonymous partners. Discusses reported effectiveness of IPN, which populations may be more open to IPN, and quantity and quality of evidence about effectiveness and cost-effectiveness, and where further study is needed.

Published: 2014

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Project No. 169

Anonymous Partner Notification for Sexually-transmitted Infections: Information Sheet

Information sheet discussing challenges facing partner notification when intimate partners are unknown to one another, and the degree to which new technologies (internet, email, texts) may improve the chances of notifying anonymous partners of STI exposure.

Published: 2014

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Project No. 170

HPV Infections and Head and Neck Cancers

There is a need for increased public-health messaging about HPV transmission and the prevention of and screening for head and neck cancers, especially in younger men.

Published: 2014

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Project No. 168

Effectiveness of interventions for syphilis prevention and control in MSM

A brief summary of grey literature and published research on the effectiveness of interventions for syphilis epidemics among men who have sex with men.

Published: 2014

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Project No. 208

A Review of Evidence on Partner Notification Practices for Chlamydia

The objectives of this review are to describe the structure of PN (partner notification) for Chlamydia and provide an analysis of key findings concerning effective practice, including the definition and measurement of outcome indicators, results of comparative studies and reviews of PN practice for Chlamydia, factors associated with improved outcomes, challenges in PN and strategies to address them, and key knowledge gaps.

Published: 2014

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Project No. 159

Addressing the Dimensions of Sexual Health: A Review of Evaluated Sexual Health Promotion Interventions

Health promotion is a cornerstone for sexual infection prevention and control in public health. This paper examines the literature on interventions that have been evaluated.

Published: 2014

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Project No. 181

Agent-based modelling of Chlamydia trachomatis transmission in a Canadian subpopulation

Mathematical modelling was conducted to describe Chlamydia transmission dynamics in a high-risk subpopulation and evaluate potential disease-control strategies.

Published: 2014

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Project No. 167

Partner Notification for Sexually-transmitted Infections: Policy Options

A brief overview of the purposes and standards of Partner Notification, including how it’s done, by whom, what the “best” approaches may be, as well as what’s next in the field.

Published: 2014

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Project No. 171

Lessons learned from the Edmonton Learning Site

An overview of the Edmonton Learning Site — a partnership with Alberta Health Services — and its implications for public health program planning; specifically, outreach to vulnerable populations for the prevention of HIV and other STBBI.

Published: 2013

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Project No. 131

HIV Partner Notification: A review of the evidence with recommendations to move the field forward

An analysis of peer-reviewed published evidence on HIV Partner Notification (PN) with special consideration for its application to the current Canadian context.

Published: 2013

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Project No. 146

New Technologies for Partner Notifications for Sexually Transmitted Infections

This evidence review intends to summarize and synthesize the literature relating to the use of these new technologies. This information can be used to inform public health practices as well as policies and procedures for implementing new technologies for STI partner notification.

Published: 2013

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Project No. 154