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PDPT for you and me: Creating packaging for expedited partner services

Monday, November 16th, 2009

Psst, wanna take some extra drugs home to your partner? That’s the premise behind an increasingly common healthcare practice supported by the CDC. In patient-delivered partner therapy, health care providers offer extra prescription medicine to patients so that the patients can take some home to treat their sexual partners. The patient is cured; the partner is cured. Its a win-win situation, but what should the package look like that you take home to your partner and what should it say?

That’s the goal of an ongoing project to develop packaging and educational materials to support PDPT among providers, patients, and partners.

In preliminary efforts, AEI formatively developed and evaluated an integrated packaging system. As reported in a recent edition of the Journal of Sexually Transmitted Infections, the { read more }