Online chlamydia testing: an innovative approach that appeals to young people

Peter S Azzopardi, Elissa C Kennedy and Alex D Brown
Med J Aust 2012; 197 (11): . || doi: 10.5694/mja12.11384
Published online: 10 December 2012

To the Editor: We congratulate Kwan and colleagues on their evaluation of an online chlamydia testing program (OLC) in Western Australia. However, their study does not demonstrate OLC to be a “highly effective means of increasing access to testing among young people at risk of STIs [sexually transmitted infections]”.1

  • Peter S Azzopardi1,2
  • Elissa C Kennedy3,4
  • Alex D Brown5

  • 1 Centre for Adolescent Health, Royal Children’s Hospital, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC.
  • 2 Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, Alice Springs, NT.
  • 3 Centre for International Health, Burnet Institute, Melbourne, VIC.
  • 4 School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, VIC.
  • 5 South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute, Adelaide, SA.


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