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Young people target of 2012 chlamydia campaign

More than 12,000 Western Australians are expected to contract chlamydia this year.

WA Health’s 2012 chlamydia campaign aims to increase testing for this sexually transmitted infection among 16 to 29 year olds—the age group for which incidence of infection is consistently highest. It also aims to raise awareness of safe sex practices among this demographic.

Medical practitioners are urged to offer opportunistic chlamydia testing to all people in this age bracket who present at their practices.

Tracing the sexual contacts of people with chlamydia is important in limiting the spread of chlamydia in the community and for preventing re-infection of patients by asymptomatic partners.

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