AUG 00] COVENTRY
HEALTH AUTHORITY NEWS
Beware Of The Silent Infection
and twentysomethings in Coventry are being targeted in a new campaign
warning of the perils of a common, but unknown sexually transmitted
Health Authority has joined forces with the city council to warn of
the dangers of Chlamydia.
bags will be distributed to night-clubbers and workshops and other
events will be held to raise awareness of the “silent infection”.
posters, leaflets, bus adverts and stickers have been produced to
raise the profile of the unknown disease.
workers are worried that people do not know of the risks of the
illness, which is very hard to spot.
are urging young people to take more precautions to make sure that
they do not catch it.
is the most common curable sexually transmitted disease, but many
people do not know about it.
Sewell, Promotion Specialist at Coventry Health Authority said:
is known as the silent infection because up to 70 per cent of women
and 50 per cent of men do not show any symptoms.
is extremely important to raise awareness of Chlamydia amongst young
people, as it is the most common curable sexually transmitted
despite the symptoms not appearing, the disease, if untreated, can
lead to infertility in both men and women and ectopic pregnancy and
campaign will be launched next week. More information from Coventry
Health Authority on 024 7663 3066.