Chlamydia retesting too low in young women: Aussie study

Most patients are asymptomatic and may not know they are reinfected, says Dr Stephanie Munari.
Sarah Simpkins

Sexual health doctors say chlamydia retesting rates in Australia are suboptimal, with just one in six young women being tested for reinfection within the guideline-recommended time frame.

In a new study, researchers — led by Dr Stephanie Munari from the Burnet Institute in Melbourne — looked at chlamydia retesting and repeat positivity rates in women aged 16-29 treated at more than 60 sites nationally.