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Table 4 Barriers to engaging named partners for notification, by index patient infection type

From: Public health opportunities and challenges in the provision of partner notification services: the New England experience

  CT MA ME NH RI VT
  HIV
Funding for staff    
Funding for labs      
Low utilization by referral sites    
Index cases give anonymous partners
DIS are unable to contact people    
Index cases refuse to talk to the DIS    
Index cases do not provide many names
Not enough staff    
Other    a    
State does not offer PNS for HIV       
  Syphilis
Funding for staff    
Funding for labs      
Low utilization by referral sites     
Index cases give anonymous partners
DIS are unable to contact people
Index cases refuse to talk to the DIS   
Index cases do not provide many names
Not enough staff  
Other    a    
State does not offer PNS for syphilis       
  Gonorrhea
Funding for staff   
Funding for labs      
Low utilization by referral sites      
Index cases give anonymous partners   
DIS are unable to contact people  
Index cases refuse to talk to the DIS     
Index cases do not provide many names  
Not enough staff   
Other    a    
State does not offer PNS for gonorrhea       
  Chlamydia
Funding for staff      
Funding for labs      
Low utilization by referral sites      
Index cases give anonymous partners      
DIS are unable to contact people      
Index cases refuse to talk to the DIS      
Index cases do not provide many names      
Not enough staff      
Other    a    b
State does not offer PNS for chlamydia    
  1. aUnable to use text messaging
  2. bCDC does not endorse partner notification for chlamydia