Can I tell my partners myself?

Yes, you can tell your partners that you have an STI and encourage them to go to their health care provider for testing and treatment. DIS may still ask for your partner’s information so that they can follow up with them to answer any questions they may have and to help connect them with the correct testing and treatment. DIS can help you plan and practice what to say to your partners. If you do not feel safe telling your partners yourself and fear a negative or dangerous reaction, a DIS can tell them for you while still protecting your identity.

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1. What are Partner Services?
2. How do I know this is not a scam?
3. Why is the DIS asking for my birthday?
4. Will the DIS tell my partners that I provided their information?
5. Can I tell my partners myself?
6. If I have been treated, why do I (or a DIS) need to tell my partners they may have been exposed?
7. Why are my partners any of the health department’s business?
8. A DIS told me I may have been exposed to an STI—why can’t I know who named me?