April is STD Awareness Month!
New estimates show that there are nearly 20 million new infections in the US each year, costing the healthcare system nearly $16 billion. Check out these resources that can be incorporated into your STD Awareness Month efforts!Find Out More
The National Chlamydia Coalition (NCC) convened in 2008 to address the continued high burden of chlamydia infection
The coalition strives to reduce the rates of chlamydia and its harmful effects among sexually active adolescents and young adults.Find Out More
News & Features
- 2015 STD Treatment Guidelines Materials Now Available
- Impact of Cervical Cancer Screening Guidelines on Screening for Chlamydia
- Chlamydia Screening 'Easier And Cheaper' With New DNA Smartphone Test
- CDC Report Finds Chlamydia Rates Increasing among Teen Girls
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.
Changes made in 2009 that increased the recommended age of cervical cancer screening may be causing some young women to miss out on screening for chlamydia.
Researchers have created a simple smartphone DNA test that they say can accurately detect chlamydia - the most commonly reported sexually transmitted infection in the US.
A new CDC report has found that chlamydia infection increased by an average of 3.3% per year from 2005-2012 among females aged 15-19. In women aged 20-24 years, the rate of chlamydia has also demonstrated no sign of decline.
NCC Product Spotlight
In collaboration with NCQA, the NCC has developed a three-part webinar series designed to provide participants with a guide to improve the quality of care and services using the chlamydia screening HEDIS measure.
Know the Facts
Twenty percent of untreated chlamydia infections lead to pelvic inflammatory disease.Chlamydia Information