A Rct In General Practices Of A Computer Alert To Promt Gos To Discuss Chlamydia Testing With Women Aged 16-24 Years

Grant number: 350335

Abstract

Chlamydia trachomatis infection is the most common notifiable sexually transmissible infection (STI) in Australia, with over 30,000 infections notified in 2003, rising by 20% each year. Infection with chlamydia can have considerable complications, particularly for women - it is a leading cause of pelvic inflammatory disease and tubal infertility. Unfortunately, as many as 85% of people with infection do not have any symptoms, so are unaware they have chlamydia; yet chlamydia is easy to diagnose with urine tests and easy to treat with single dose antibiotics. Over 65% of infections diagnosed in women are among those aged 16 to 24 years. Internationally, screening programs for chlamydia have r..

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