TITLE

Targeting men for chlamydia testing

AUTHOR(S)
Banks, Ian
PUB. DATE
September 2003
SOURCE
GP: General Practitioner;9/15/2003, p70
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Men traditionally do not use primary care services as much as women, especially when it comes to STIs. However, estimates suggest 10 to 15 per cent of young people in Great Britain are infected with chlamydia. It is perhaps not surprising that more women than men are tested for chlamydia. Because young men generally do not visit their GP often, there are fewer chances for opportunistic testing than with women. Studies have shown that giving a postal self-testing kit for urine samples to male partners of women with a diagnosis of chlamydia is an effective way of diagnosing and treating male cases. INSET: Key points.
ACCESSION #
11062546

 

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