Sex Transm Dis 2021 Apr 13. Epub 2021 Apr 13.
Centre for Microbiology Research, Kenya Medical Research Institute, Nairobi, Kenya Department of Epidemiology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA Department of Global Health, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA.
Introduction: Expedited partner treatment (EPT) is effective for preventing STI recurrence, but concerns about intimate partner violence and missed opportunities for HIV testing have limited its use in African settings.
Methods: We conducted a pilot prospective evaluation of EPT among adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) accessing HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis in an implementation project in Kisumu, Kenya. Those with etiologic diagnosis of Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) and Neisseria gonorrhoeae (GC) were treated and given the option of delivering STI medication and HIV self-test kits to their current sexual partner(s). Read More