RIVM will find information chlamydiatests bad

RIVM will find information chlamydiatests bad

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It is in a bad state with the provision of information on Dutch websites, where self-tests for sexually transmitted diseases can be ordered. That concludes the national Institute for public Health and the Environment (RIVM) in a Tuesday published research.

The RIVM has analysed the websites of providers of twelve lab tests and eight thuistesten for chlamydia, the most common std in the Netherlands.

Only five of them were sufficient when it came to information about the question of when a test should be used, to warn of the partner and the use of condoms. Also the advice about what people can do if the test result of an std indicates was under the microscope.

Std tests are increasingly offered via the internet. For virtually any sexually transmitted disease can now have a self-test be ordered.

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