Journal article

Testing for chlamydia and other sexually transmissible diseases in general practice in Victoria

M TempleSmith, L Keogh, G Mulvey

VENEREOLOGY-THE INTERDISCIPLINARY INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SEXUAL HEALTH | VENEREOLOGY PUBLISHING INC | Published : 1997

Abstract

This paper reports results from a 1995 survey of Victorian general practitioners' (GPs) knowledge, attitudes, behaviour and practices in relation to particular sexually transmissible diseases. Whilst GP caseloads varied considerably, half of the practitioners diagnosed sexually transmissible diseases (STDs) infrequently or never. Nevertheless, data from this survey would suggest that approximately 18.000 cases of chlamydia are diagnosed each year by Victorian GPs. Congruent responses to two separate survey questions relating to frequency of chlamydia diagnosis suggest that this figure is unlikely to be greatly exaggerated. The enormous discrepancy between this estimate and actual chlamydia n..

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