Detection of Chlamydia trachomatis in an Australian high school student population.

  title={Detection of Chlamydia trachomatis in an Australian high school student population.},
  author={Joseph Debattista and Philip Martin and John Jamieson and Keith Crane and I Dolton and S Russell-Hall and Janina Desilva and Roger Hargrave and T M Robinson and Norbert J Ryan and Miranda Mortlock},
  journal={Sexually transmitted infections},
  volume={78 3},
OBJECTIVE To assess the prevalence of Chlamydia trachomatis infections among an Australian high school adolescent population. METHODS Over a 4 year period, 14 high schools were selected in which an infertility prevention programme targeting C. trachomatis was delivered to senior student populations. Coded first catch urine specimens were analysed by Amplicor PCR and infected students treated. Data retrospectively obtained from chlamydia screening programmes conducted among disadvantaged young… CONTINUE READING
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