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Götz HM1, van Rooijen MS, Vriens P, et al. Initial evaluation of use of an online partner notification tool for STI, called ‘suggest a test’: a cross sectional pilot study. Sex Transm Infect 2014;90:195–200. In contrast to previously reported percentages of non-anonymous versus anonymous notifications, we found in a renewed database that in Suggest-a-test (SAT), 88% of notifications with a verified STI diagnosis were sent anonymously (instead of non-anonymously). Of the index patients using SAT, 26% (36/138) sent at least one notification non-anonymously (instead of anonymously). Discussing these revised results: SAT was designed to enable anonymous PN by the index patient, and 88% of the notifications were sent anonymously. This shows that anonymous PN is preferred by those using SAT. However, also non-anonymous notifications were done, which is valuable for clinical practice, as notified partners can provide specific information about time of sexual contact during the consultation at the clinic. Please find the revised figure 1 in the supplementary file.

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