Can we predict who will return to a genitourinary clinic? Academic Article uri icon


  • One hundred and eighty-eight first-time attenders at a genitourinary (GU) clinic were monitored to establish who returned following discharge after treatment. Thirty-six (19%) returned within 2 years with a new infection. The re-attenders did not differ significantly from the rest of the cohort by age, gender or occupation, nor did they differ in their sexual history and psychological variables. Re-attenders were significantly more likely to have consulted their general practitioner (GP) in the 6 months prior to their first clinic attendance.


  • Pitts, MK
  • Cannon, S
  • Johnson, I
  • Singh, G
  • Clarke, T
  • Rahman, Q

publication date

  • May 2001