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

Lewis J Marshall, Edwina A Jachimowicz, Lisa Bastian and Donna B Mak
Med J Aust 2012; 197 (11): . || doi: 10.5694/mja12.11450
Published online: 10 December 2012

In reply: Azzopardi and colleagues seem to equate “young” with “adolescent”. We defined “young” as less than 30 years of age; 84% of chlamydia notifications in Western Australia occur in this age group,1 and they comprised 71% of online chlamydia testing program (OLC) users.2 This group accesses the internet frequently, with about 90% of Australians under 35 years of age using the internet at least once a week.3

  • Lewis J Marshall1
  • Edwina A Jachimowicz1
  • Lisa Bastian2
  • Donna B Mak2

  • 1 Fremantle Hospital, Fremantle, WA.
  • 2 Communicable Disease Control Directorate, Department of Health, Western Australia, Perth, WA.


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