Chlamydial Testing: Just “One More Swab”

December 31, 2006

Increase compliance with testing forasymptomatic chlamydial infectionby letting patients know that they arenot being “singled out”; screening isrecommended for all sexually activewomen aged 25 years and younger.

Increase compliance with testing forasymptomatic chlamydial infectionby letting patients know that they arenot being "singled out"; screening isrecommended for all sexually activewomen aged 25 years and younger.Also advise patients of the long-termsequelae of untreated chlamydial infections.Finally, reassure them thatthe test is just "one more swab" inaddition to the Pap smear.-- Sueane Hemmer Goodreau, NP
   Ithaca, NY