Study backs routine chlamydia testing

The Australian Chlamydia Control Effectiveness Pilot (ACCEPt) of 556 GPs from 143 practices showed that only 55% would offer testing opportunistically to asymptomatic women under 25 having a Pap smear.

However, 84% of the 118 practice nurses in the study said they would offer opportunistic testing to a woman in the same situation. In women having an antenatal check, 44% of GPs and 83% of nurses would offer chlamydia testing, and 33% of GPs and 79% of nurses said they would offer it to an Aboriginal man with