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Chlamydia testing by GPs supported

Screening women for Chlamydia trachomatis in a primary care setting is cost-effective, according to a review of the literature. The review authors, from the University of Aberdeen, narrowed their search down to 10 studies looking at the cost-effectiveness of screening asymptomatic women under the age of 30.

The review, which appears in the latest issue of Sexually Transmitted Infections, showed all the studies found screening to be more cost-effective than simply testing symptomatic women.

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