Partner Notification Services


Knowing your HIV status is the first step in the UNAIDS 90-90-90 goals and it is paramount to the HIV care cascade. To bolster HIV status knowledge, FACES has rolled out Partner Notification Services (PNS) at all 61 of our supported care and treatment sites.


PNS is a targeted approach to reach individuals at high risk of HIV. When patients test positive for HIV, trained counselors build a relationship with patients to ensure they are counseled about HIV and linked to care. Their contacts are determined and informed without exposing the patient’s name, and tested for HIV.  Between October 2016 and April 2018, PNS tested 1,167 partners, among which 266 (23%) were identified with HIV and linked to care. They also tested 3,567 children with 41 (1%) of them found to HIV and linked to care.