The Australian Chlamydia Treatment Study (ACTS) aims to determine the extent of treatment failure for chlamydia infection. Up to 550 women aged 16 years and older and infected with chlamydia will be recruited from the Melbourne Sexual Health Centre (MSHC) and Sydney Sexual Health Centre (SSHC) and followed for up to 56 days through both clinic visits and home testing kits. Women will provide weekly swabs so that we can monitor clearance of infection and any evidence of possible treatment failure.
This is a collaborative project between University of Melbourne, Royal Women’s Hospital, Melbourne Sexual Health Centre, Sydney Sexual Health Centre, Queensland University of Technology and the Kirby Institute. We began recruiting for ACTS at MSHC on 29 October and plan to commence recruiting from Sydney Sexual Health Centre in around February 2013.