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NCSP: chlamydia re-testing discussion guide

Guidance on how to include the chlamydia re-testing conversation within the patient care pathway.

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This guide provides advice on how to include the re-testing conversation within the patient care pathway.

In 2014 the National Chlamydia Screening Programme (NCSP) engaged with healthcare professionals and young adults to seek their views on recommending re-testing following a positive diagnoses of chlamydia.

Individuals diagnosed with chlamydia once have an increased chance of getting the infection again.

Following the engagement process the NCSP recommends that any young adult who tests positive for chlamydia should be offered a re-test at around 3 months.