Table 3

STI testing preferences of the ‘average’ individual

VariablesOR (95% CI)P value
How STI samples should be taken
 No sampling1
 HCP0.99 (0.90 to 1.09)0.845
 Self-sampling1.47 (1.27 to 1.71)<0.001
How and when results are given
 Same day after 2 hours1
 Same day after 4 hours0.82 (0.73 to 0.92)0.000
 1–7 days’ time via SMS/online1.05 (0.95 to 1.16)0.301
How and when treatment is given
 Same day in clinic1
 Clinic follow-up on appointment0.91 (0.81 to 1.01)0.077
 Pharmacy near patient1.06 (0.99 to 1.13)0.110
How partners are notified of an STI
 Expedited partner treatment1
 Contact slip from index patient0.93 (0.87 to 0.99)0.028
 HCP-initiated notification0.83 (0.77 to 0.89)0.000
  • HCP, healthcare professional; SMS, short messaging service.