Information for partners

Partner information

Let Them Know is a free notification service for people who have been diagnosed with an STI to easily let their sexual partners know they might be at risk. It’s important for partners to know so they can get tested. Some STIs don’t have any symptoms.

Some people find it difficult to let their partners know face to face. Sending an anonymous notification helps look after their partners’ health. Partners can get tested and, if needed, get treated too.

FAQ about Let Them Know

When a person is diagnosed with a sexually transmitted infection (STI), generally they are asked by their doctor to let sexual partners from the previous six months know that may be at risk of the infection.
An STI does not always show signs or symptoms. Having a test is the only way to tell if you have an STI.
No, not all people who are tested because they have been contacted through the ‘Let Them Know’ website will turn out to have an STI.
People who are diagnosed with an STI can use the Let Them Know website to send anonymous SMS or emails to their sexual partner/s. We don’t collect the name or phone number of the sender.
We know from our research that people are more likely to inform their sexual partner/s about an STI if they can do it without revealing their identity.
That’s not ok and we are sorry that someone has used this site in the wrong way. If you think someone is using this website to menace or harass you, then you have the right to report it to police. Let Them Know will cooperate with a police investigation. We can provide the IP address of the device which was used to send the message.
We ask people to use the website responsibly for its intended purpose. We know from our evaluation of the website use that in the vast majority of cases the website is used responsibly for its intended purpose.

If you would like your details blocked, please enter your phone number/ email address at the link below and we will block it ASAP.



Yes. We can block your phone number/ email address to stop further messages being sent to you.

If you would like your details blocked, please enter your phone number/ email address at the link below and we will block it ASAP.




WARNING:

Please use this service for legitimate purpose and consider implications to the recipient. Under Australian law, the use of a telecommunication service to menace or harass is a criminal offence.