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Commentary on “Chlamydia testing and notification in Australia: more money, more tests”
  1. J L Goller,
  2. M A Stoove,
  3. M Hellard
  1. Centre for Population Health, Burnet Institute, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  1. Ms J L Goller, Centre for Population Health, Burnet Institute, 85 Commercial Road, Melbourne, Victoria 3004, Australia; jane{at}

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McNamee et al1 provide a timely analysis of chlamydia testing and notification rates in the context of increasing chlamydia notifications in Victoria and Australia.2 The national strategic response to sexually transmitted infections in Australia outlines a number of initiatives aimed at improving chlamydia prevention and detection. These include a pilot chlamydia testing programme targeting sexually active young people in general practice as well as the promotion of opportunistic testing in a variety of settings.3 4 For targeted chlamydia screening to be effective as a public health intervention it is important to understand testing patterns and health-seeking …

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