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Chlamydia Focus Group March 10, 2001 New Haven, Connecticut

The goal of the group was to explore barriers to chlamydia testing and treatment and to explore possible solutions for feasibility and effectiveness to reduce the incidence of the disease in Connecticut.

The group included eight participants plus the facilitator -- fifteen year old girl, a pediatrician specializing in adolescent medicine, a gynecologist, a state senator, a medical student, a provider from a school-based health center, an expert on chlamydia and an expert on confidentiality. While they ate, the participants were given a one-page fact sheet on Chlamydia which is attached, before the group began.

Barriers mentioned included:

Opportunities

Potential vehicles for education

Other solutions

Messages

Chlamydia

Health Effects of Chlamydia Infection

Who gets Chlamydia

Testing and Treatment