Screening programmes to identify and treat young women with chlamydial infection have been developed in several countries. The goals of these screening programmes are, for the individual, to reduce a woman’s likelihood of experiencing important reproductive health complications, and, for the population, to reduce the incidence and prevalence of chlamydial infection in the population at risk. The primary objective of this commentary is to address whether we are losing ground in our efforts to prevent chlamydial infection and its complications.
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