Drop in chlamydia infections in Lothian

THE number of Chlamydia infections in Lothian is dropping, according to new statistics published today (Tuesday, 28th July, 2008).

Cases dropped by 12% from 1,785 cases in 2006 to 1,565 cases in 2007, according to figures published by ISD Scotland.

Mike Massaro-Mallinson, Strategic Programme Manager, NHS Lothian, said:

"It's encouraging to see the number of cases of chlamdyia infection drop. However, we are continuing to work hard with our partner agencies both to promote a responsible attitude to sex and encourage people to come forward for testing. This is being achieved through making services more accessible in local communities and promoting availability of chlamydia postal testing kits."