Modelling the effectiveness of chlamydia screening in England

KME Turner, EJ Adams, DS LaMontagne, L Emmett, K Baster, WJ Edmunds

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: Several developed countries have initiated chlamydia screening programmes. Screening for a sexually transmitted infection has both direct individual and indirect population-wide effects. Mathematical models can incorporate these non-linear effects and estimate the likely impact of different screening programmes and identify areas where more data are needed. METHODS: A stochastic, individual based dynamic network model, parameterised from UK screening studies and data on sexual behaviour and chlamydia epidemiology, was used to investigate the likely impact of opportunistic screening on chlamydia prevalence. Three main strategies were considered for
Translated title of the contributionModelling the effectiveness of chlamydia screening in England
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)496 - 502
JournalSexually Transmitted Infections
Volume82
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2006

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