Table 2

Log10 transformed NG bacterial load per millilitre at T1 and T2 in urine, vaginal swabs, anorectal swabs and oropharyngeal swabs, stratified by clearance at T2

No clearanceClearance
n/N*
T1
Mean load T1 NG /mL (min–max)n/N*
T2
Mean load T2 NG /mL (min–max)n/N*
T1
Mean load T1 NG /mL (min–max)n/N*
T2
Mean load T2 NG /mL (min–max)
Urine3/43.8 (1.4–5.3)4/44.1 (3.2–5.5)2/21.4 and 4.60NA
Vaginal5/54.6 (3.4–5.6)5/54.4 (3.5–5.0)1/23.30NA
Anorectal8/84.5 (2.9–6.2)7/84.8 (3.2–7.2)1/24.30NA
Oropharyngeal15/163.9 (2.5–5.5)14/163.8 (2.6–5.5)5/63.3 (2.2–4.6)0NA
  • *Samples with available NG load and the total number of samples.

  • NA, not assessed; NG, Neisseria gonorrhoeae.