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Chlamydia in heterosexual men: could peak prevalence be in teenagers?
  1. H Young,
  2. K Allison,
  3. K Carrick-Anderson,
  4. L Mckay,
  5. G Scott
  1. Genitourinary Medicine Department, Lauriston Building, Lauriston Place, Edinburgh EH3 9HA, UK
  1. Correspondence to:
 Dr Gordon Scott
 Genitourinary Medicine Department, Lauriston Building, Lauriston Place, Edinburgh EH3 9HA, UK; gordon.scottluht.scot.nhs.uk

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The CMO’s expert advisory group on Chlamydia trachomatis1 and the Health Protection Agency (HPA)2 both state that rates of chlamydial infection are highest among 16–19 year old females and 20–24 year old males. Staff based in the genitourinary medicine (GUM) department in Edinburgh have set up a number of community based initiatives, including a postal testing service, to improve access to chlamydia diagnosis for young people aged less than 25. Many of these initiatives have been targeted …

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