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  1. At Least 75% Of Patients Who Test Negative For Gonorrhea, Chlamydia Still Get Antibiotics For Symptoms

    Gonorrhea and Chlamydia are two sexually transmitted diseases that can be treated with antibiotics either orally or by injection. New research found that more than 75%of patients treated with these antibiotics actually tested negative for these diseases.

  2. CDC Sees 'Alarming' Increase in Sexually Transmitted Diseases

    "Certainly, this is the first time since 2006 that all three of our notifiable sexually transmitted diseases have increased, [and] some of the increases are quite alarming," reports Dr. Gail Bolan, Director of the Division of STD Prevention at the CDC.

  3. Fewer U.S. Women of Reproductive Age Were Uninsured in 2014

    The percentage of women of reproductive age who were uninsured dropped sharply between 2013 and 2014, the first full year of implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

  4. 2015 STD Treatment Guidelines Materials Now Available

    In June, the CDC published its updated Sexually Transmitted Diseases Treatment Guidelines, 2015. CDC has developed several resources for clinicians based on the Guidelines including a wall chart, pocket guide and treatment mobile app.

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December 2015

Updates to the United States Preventive Services Task Force Chlamydia Screening Guidelines: A Delicate Balance Between Evidence and Action - Commentary by Joan M. Chow, MPH, DrPH

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Twenty percent of untreated chlamydia infections lead to pelvic inflammatory disease.
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