Chlamydia testing for all sexually active youth being ignored

Sexual health researchers say Medicare data shows that only 8.1% of people aged 15–34 years were tested for chlamydia in 2010.

“Since the majority of young people visit a general practitioner… this low testing rate highlights the need for interventions to increase testing in this setting,” said the authors, led by the Kirby Institute, Sydney.

Their systematic review of medical literature and surveillance data showed that the prevalence of chlamydia infection increased significantly, by 28%, among NSW women in the decade to