Does the addition of a urine testing kit to use of contact slips increase the partner notification rates for genital chlamydial infection?
ABSTRACT This study was designed to determine whether a better partner notification outcome could be achieved by giving female index patients with genital chlamydial infection a home sampling kit instead of contact slips only. Two hundred female patients attending a sexually transmitted infection clinic with a diagnosis of genital chlamydial infection were randomized to either the conventional partner notification arm using contact slips (swab testing arm) or the urine sampling kit for partner notification arm (urine testing arm). There were no differences in the number of partners treated per index case (0.67 in the swab testing group versus 0.62 in the urine testing group, P = 0.46), the median number of traceable partners and the number of index patients with at least one partner treated within 28 days. The addition of a urine testing kit to contact slips for male partners of women with genital chlamydial infection did not increase the partner notification rates for genital chlamydial infection.