Table 1

Number of test requests and diagnoses per STI in patients consulting the GP for STI-related problems, in the Dutch sentinel GP network, 2008–2011

Tests requested
n (% of STI consultations)
Test results reported
n (% of tests requested)
Test positivity
n (% of tested)
STI diagnoses without test*
n
Total STI diagnoses
n (% of STI consultations)
Chlamydia1579 (74.8)1317 (83.4)275 (20.8)36311 (14.7)
Gonorrhoea1459 (69.1)1230 (84.3)49 (4.0)756 (2.7)
HIV660 (31.3)531 (80.5)8 (0.9)08 (0.4)
Syphilis528 (25.0)425 (80.4)15 (3.5)419 (0.9)
Trichomonas553 (26.2)442 (80.0)18 (4.1)321 (1.0)
HBV395 (18.7)310 (78.5)2 (0.6)24 (0.2)
HSV89 (4.2)85 (95.5)44 (51.8)91135 (6.4)
Condylomata184184 (8.7)
Subtotal1758 (83.3)1480 (84.2)411 (27.8)327 (15.5)706 (33.4)
No STI tested353 (16.7)278 (15.8)
No STI diagnosis1069 (72.2)1373 (65.0)
Total21111758148021112111
  • HSV is often diagnosed by symptoms only. Condylomata are always diagnosed by symptoms only.

  • *Some persons were not tested and treated directly because of a partner notification for an STI.

  • GP, general practitioner; HBV, hepatitis B virus; HSV, herpes simplex virus; STI, sexually transmitted infection.