Table 2

 Reduction in model population prevalence (males/females, all ages) under different screening strategies: 1, 5 and 10 years after introduction of screening

Strategy (<25 years old)Reduction in population prevalenceTotal screens in 10 years
1 year5 years10 years
Strategies 1–3 have effective partner notification  =  20%, acceptance  =  50% and no variation in coverage (all attend, all offered screen, 50% accept).
PN, partner notification.
Strategy 1 (women, annual)23%57%70%34 678
Strategy 2 (women, annual + partner change)28%69%84%63 669
Strategy 3 (women + men annual)40%79%89%69 444
Strategy 2b28%70%83%63 476
Strategy 2c28%69%82%63 501
Strategy 2d21%57%71%60 525
Sensitivity analyses (strategy 3 as baseline)
10% acceptance women, 1.4% in men9%23%29%12 786
10% acceptance12%38%50%21 976
30% acceptance29%68%82%51 058
70% acceptance46%83%91%81 925
50% PN when screening starts50%86%93%69 347
Non-equitable coverage29%64%77%47 219
Screening accepted only once38%55%58%24 419