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Chlamydia Pathway - Asymptomatic screening

The MOH guidelines recommend:

  • opportunistic screening for all sexually active patients under age 25 years this:
    • should be offered annually or on change of sexual partner
  • testing of sexual partners of patients with chlamydia, regardless of age:
    • should also be offered screening tests for other sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
  • Asymptomatic patients over age 25 years:
    • should only be screened if they have had a new sexual partner in the last 12 months, or they request screening.
  • Screening is also recommended for the following patients:
    • all pregnant women and women seeking termination of pregnancy
    • those with another sexually transmitted infection (STI)
    • women undergoing cervical instrumentation, eg fitting an intrauterine device (IUD)
    • parents of infants with chlamydial conjunctivitis or pneumonitis
    • semen and egg donors

Last updated : Monday, April 09, 2018
Next review date : Tuesday, April 09,2019

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