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Table 1 Characteristics of women participants in the sexually transmitted infection partner notification study at Princess Marina Hospital in Gaborone, Botswana (N = 15)

From: Using partner notification to address curable sexually transmitted infections in a high HIV prevalence context: a qualitative study about partner notification in Botswana

  Study Sample N (%)
Age in years, Mean (range) 29 (21–35)
Unmarried 15 (100%)
Education
 Junior secondary or less 6 (40%)
 Senior secondary 3 (20%)
 Tertiary 6 (40%)
HIV-infected 6 (40%)
Self-reported STI-related symptoms at time of STI testinga 7 (47%)
 Vaginal discharge 4 (57%)
 Painful urination 2 (29%)
 Lower abdominal pain 3 (43%)
Told partner about STI diagnosis 13 (87%)
Partner treated
 Yes 7 (47%)
 No (includes those who were not notified) 4 (27%)
 Unsure 4 (27%)
STI cured in index participant at follow-up 12 (80%)
  1. Note: aSome women reported more than one symptom. The denominators for vaginal discharge, painful urination, and lower abdominal pain is the number of women with any symptomsPercentages may not add up to 100 due to rounding