Why are chlamydia screening rates so low in Australia?

JOURNAL TALK

Testing rates are still way below where they should be.


Chlamydia screening is a key preventive health strategy for young, sexually active people, but testing rates are still way below where they should be in Australia.

In fact, the rates are so low that sexual health experts believe a reduction in the spread of infection is unlikely to happen any time soon.

For example, a recent Tasmanian study found only 13% of 15-29-year-olds were regularly tested for the disease.

This is why many waited optimistically for the results of the Australian Chlamydia