Doubling in chlamydia testing registered among Oslo students

Foundation for Student Life in Oslo and Akershus - SiOPhoto: Jon Olav Nesvold / NTB
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Twice as many Oslo students have tested themselves for chlamydia in September this year compared to last year, according to what specialist in general medicine at SiO Health, Aleksander Thorne, told the newspaper Avisa Oslo.

“Last year was very special. Then, the number of people who tested themselves for chlamydia went down a lot, but since the summer, it has increased, and in September, twice as many people have tested themselves compared to last year,” Thorne said.

SiO Health is the health service for the student organization in Oslo. They offer free drop-in testing at their offices in Blindern, BI, and in the city center.

The incidence of chlamydia among those who test themselves at SiO Health is relatively stable, around 9%. There are more cases of infection among boys than among girls.

“Girls are probably generally a little better than boys at seeking out health care, and many girls are probably more afraid of the consequences of chlamydia,” Thorne said.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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