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Chlamydia retest: how should we remind you?
  1. Sandra Downing1,2,
  2. Colette Cashman2
  1. 1 James Cook University, Queensland, Australia
  2. 2 Cairns Sexual Health, Cairns, Australia
  1. Correspondence to Colette Cashman, Cairns Sexual Health, 381 Sheridan Street, Cairns North, Cairns, QLD 4870, Australia; colette.cashman{at}

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Various studies have demonstrated the utility of SMS messages as a reminder for retesting in clients at higher risk of sexually transmitted infection (STI) acquisition. At Cairns Sexual Health Service (CSHS), a generic SMS message with a small financial incentive increased chlamydia retesting from 7% to 28%.1 We implemented a client choice reminder system to determine if offering a choice would improve chlamydia retesting rates.

Over a 12-month period from …

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  • Handling editor Jackie Cassell.

  • Contributors SD: designed the study, analysed data, contributed to journal letter. CC: implemented study, collated data, contributed to journal letter.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Ethics approval Far North Queensland HREC EC00157, approval number HREC/15/QCH/13-952 LR.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.