P416 Screening Rates and Follow-up of Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae Infections During Pregnancy

R Thibeault, R Escobar Careaga, C Lavallée, A Labbé, G Roy, C Fortin
2021 Poster presentations   unpublished
many found the process of finger-prick blood sampling extremely challenging and this contributed to concerns that test results may be inaccurate. A minority of participants also missed the opportunity clinic-based testing offered to discuss symptoms or concerns with staff. Participants overwhelmingly found the process of receiving test results by SMS acceptable and preferable to alternatives. Conclusions Internet-based testing is viewed positively by most users but uptake may be improved if
more » ... iders emphasise the privacy and convenience it offers, as well as the accuracy of self-sampling. Providers should also consider measures to address user concerns around blood sampling and the lack of specialist advice. Further research involving larger numbers of users, and focusing specifically on populations with low uptake of internet-based testing, would be worthwhile.
doi:10.1136/sextrans-2021-sti.441 fatcat:tiac5cwycjaiziu7gtqiwviwte