Sexually Transmitted Diseases

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Sexually Transmitted Diseases:
doi: 10.1097/OLQ.0b013e3181cab281
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The Elephant Never Forgets; Piloting a Chlamydia and Gonorrhea Retesting Reminder Postcard in an STD Clinic Setting

Paneth-Pollak, Rachel MPH*; Klingler, Ellen J. MPH*; Blank, Susan MD, MPH*†; Schillinger, Julia A. MD, MSc*†

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Abstract

We examined the number and proportion of persons retesting and reinfected with Chlamydia and/or gonorrhea 3 to 4 months after initial infection in one New York City sexually transmitted disease clinic using a reminder postcard compared to clinics not using this reminder. Retesting increased, however, the proportion reinfected was lower during the intervention.

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