Sex, Relationships and Getting Tested: Taking control of your health Safety Card
The “Sex, Relationships and Getting Tested: Taking control of your health” Safety Card was designed for STI/HIV testing and counseling settings. The card is designed to help patients recognize how their intimate relationship(s) may impact their health and relative risk of becoming infected with HIV or other STIs, while providing information for safety planning and referral.
This tool is most effective when used by health care providers to start a conversation around healthy relationships and how violence can affect patients’ health; these conversations can occur both before and after testing occurs. If there is a positive result, these cards are particularly helpful in prompting both the patient and provider to think through safe and/or anonymous methods of partner notification. The card can also be placed in private areas such as restrooms or exam rooms.