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Volume 130: debated on Thursday 31 March 1988

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To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services what progress is being made to diagnose, treat and counter the spread of the chlamydia infection within the community.

Facilities exist in every district to diagnose chlamydia, and the disease responds readily to the appropriate antibiotics.The public information campaigns about AIDS by the Department and the Health Education Authority should not only help to reduce the risks of HIV infection but should assist, with other work on public education, in preventing the spread of sexually transmitted diseases, including chlamydia.