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Table 1 Overview of FemCure study time points at inclusion (pre-treatment) and during follow-up until 12 weeks post-treatment

From: Design of the FemCure study: prospective multicentre study on the transmission of genital and extra-genital Chlamydia trachomatis infections in women receiving routine care

  Pre-treatment Week 1 Week 2 Week 4 Week 6 Week 8 Week 10 Week 12
  T0 (inclusion) T1 T2 T3 T4 T5 T6 T7
Location Clinic Home Home Clinic Home Clinic Home Clinic
Number of anorectal samples collected per womana 2 1 1 2 1 2 1 2
Number of genital samples collected per womana 2 1 1 2 1 2 1 2
Number of pharyngeal swabs collected per womanb 2    1   1   1
NAAT on self-collected swabs X X X X X X X X
Viability testing on self-collected swabs X    X   X   X
Chlamydia organism load, MLSTc and semen biomarkerc testing on self collected swabs X X X X X X X X
(Online) short questionnaire X Xd X X X X X X
  1. aSelf-collected swabs
  2. bNurse taken swabs; stored for later testing
  3. cIn subset only
  4. dAssessing treatment compliance and sexual behavior (in short) at week 1. At the other weeks, detailed self-reported sexual behaviors and symptoms are assessed