Journal article

Evidence for the effectiveness of a chlamydia awareness campaign: increased population rates of chlamydia testing and detection

Marcus Y Chen, Maria Karvelas, Vijaya Sundararajan, Jane S Hocking, Christopher K Fairley

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF STD & AIDS | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2007

Abstract

The objective of this study was to determine the effectiveness of a statewide campaign aimed at increasing chlamydia awareness and testing among younger people. In November 2002, a narrowcast media campaign targeting men and women aged 16-29 years was launched in Victoria, Australia. This was expanded in June 2003. Data on chlamydia testing via Medicare and chlamydia notifications, before and after the campaign, were compared to determine possible effects of the campaign on population rates of chlamydia testing and detection. During the campaign, chlamydia testing rates increased significantly for both women (P=0.04) and men (P=0.04), while testing rates before and after the campaign remaine..

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