What are the benefits and harms for chlamydia screening in asymptomatic men and women?

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What are the benefits and harms for chlamydia screening in asymptomatic men and women?

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Title: What are the benefits and harms for chlamydia screening in asymptomatic men and women?
Author: Williams, Toni A.; Moore-Connelley, Marci
Keywords: sexually transmitted disease
pelvic inflammatory disease
screening examination
Date: 2012-10
Publisher: Family Physicians Inquiries Network
Citation: Evidence Based Practice 15(10): 08-09.
Series/Report no.: Help Desk Answers
Abstract: Annual Chlamydia trachomatis screening in high-risk asymptomatic, nonpregnant women reduces the incidence of pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) (SOR: B, systematic review and inconsistent RCTs). Evidence is insufficient to suggest benefit from routine screening of asymptomatic males. Harms appear to be minimal.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10355/15753

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