1.4 million chlamydia cases were reported to CDC in 2014
This represents the highest number of annual cases of any condition ever reported to CDC. For ways to increase chlamydia screening and follow-up care, check out the NCC's Innovative Strategies page.Find Out More
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News & Features
- CDC Sees 'Alarming' Increase in Sexually Transmitted Diseases
- Fewer U.S. Women of Reproductive Age Were Uninsured in 2014
- 2015 STD Treatment Guidelines Materials Now Available
- The Role of Behavioral Counseling in Sexually Transmitted Disease Prevention
"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.
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).
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.
A new study, published in the journal Sexually Transmitted Diseases, reviewed analyses of existing behavioral counseling interventions that could be feasible in clinical settings, and found that behavioral counseling would likely benefit clinic patients.
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Twenty percent of untreated chlamydia infections lead to pelvic inflammatory disease.Chlamydia Information