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Men targeted for chlamydia tests

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A NURSE-LED strategy has been set up to increase the number of men treated for sexually transmitted infections.

A NURSE-LED strategy has been set up to increase the number of men treated for sexually transmitted infections.

The national chlamydia screening programme initiative, launched last week by the Health Protection Agency, aims to help nurses develop a more coherent practice for detecting the infection, which can lead to infertility, among men.

The agency intends to roll out the strategy in all PCTs in addition to the free tests and treatments it already offers to people aged under 25.

Mary Macintosh, the programme director, said: ‘The number of young men being screened for chlamydia has been increasing year on year but there is still work to be done to ensure that this number continues to rise.’

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