Psychosocial impacts of chlamydia testing are important

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.322.7296.1245/a (Published 19 May 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:1245
  1. Cheryl France, health development manager (cheryl.france@cambs-ha.nhs.uk),
  2. Kathy Thomas, family planning nurse,
  3. Richard Slack, consultant in communicable disease control,
  4. Nicola James, lecturer in public health sciences
  1. Cambridgeshire Health Authority, Hinchingbrooke Business Park, Huntingdon PE29 6FH
  2. Victoria Health Centre, Nottingham Community Health NHS Trust, Nottingham NG1 3LW
  3. Nottingham Health Authority, Nottingham NG1 6GN
  4. School of Community Health Sciences, Division of Public Health Medicine and Epidemiology University of Nottingham, Nottingham NG7 2RD

    EDITOR—The article by Duncan et al about the psychosocial impact of diagnosis of chlamydia infection has identified important issues that need to be considered before implementation of a national screening programme as described in the chief medical officer's report. 1 2

    We conducted a cross sectional study in a local estate in Nottingham last year to measure knowledge and attitudes of women aged under 25 years attending a family planning clinic before and after a targeted campaign. Selective screening for Chlamydia trachomatis was undertaken by using …

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