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Retesting young STI clinic visitors with urogenital Chlamydia trachomatis infection in the Netherlands; response to a text message reminder and reinfection rates: a prospective study with historical controls
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    Re: Retesting Chlamydia trachomatis in a GUM clinic in London, UK
    • CJG Kampman
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      • FDH Koedijk, HCM Driessen-Hulshof, JLA Hautvast and IVF van den Broek

    Thank you very much for carefully reading our article and for your positive feedback. We have read your E-letter with great interest. We are pleased that our publication contributed to adjustment of your policy concerning retesting. Implementing a text message reminder and lengthening the follow up period to 3 months is likely to elevate the return rate and positivity rate. According to our research, you may even consider...

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    Retesting Chlamydia trachomatis in a GUM clinic in London, UK
    • Nadia Ahmed, GU Consultant
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      • Rita Browne

    We read with interest the recent report by Kampman et al, 2016 [1] on the effect of text reminders on patients attending for repeat chlamydia tests and chlamydia diagnosis.

    In our service, the St. Ann's Sexual Health Centre, a GUM clinic in London, UK, our routine practice was to verbally advise patients treated for chlamydia to re-attend 6-8 weeks after treatment for re-testing. Sexual health appointments are...

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