Contact Tracing at DSC
Contact tracing is the process of identifying relevant contacts of a person with an infectious disease and ensuring that they are aware of their exposure. For sexually transmitted infections (STIs), relevant contacts include those with whom the patient (index case) has had sex during infectious period.
Patient Referral is one of the two approaches used. This method requires the patient to personally inform their partner(s) to come for a check-up while the other approach, known as Contact Tracing will have our health advisors assist to contact your partner(s).
Contact Tracing is important in preventing and controlling sexually transmitted infections in the community as well as protecting your loved ones or those whom you have parted ways with safe from infections.
Please be assured that all information provided during your visit will be kept with strictest confidence. No information on your diagnosis or sexual history will be disclosed to your partner(s) without your consent.
Last updated on
10 Dec 2013