OBJECTIVE: To determine whether screening and treating women for chlamydial infection reduces the incidence of pelvic inflammatory disease over the subsequent 12 months. DESIGN: Randomised controlled trial. SETTING: Common rooms, lecture theatres, and student bars at universities and further education colleges in London. PARTICIPANTS: 2529 sexually active female students, mean age 21 years (range 16-27). INTERVENTION: Participants completed a questionnaire and provided self taken vaginal swa...Expand abstract
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Randomised controlled trial of screening for Chlamydia trachomatis to prevent pelvic inflammatory disease: the POPI (prevention of pelvic infection) trial.
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