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Check out the NCC's new FAQ section
The coalition collaborated with experts to develop answers to providers' frequently asked questions. Visit our new FAQ page, today.Find Out More
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
Check out the Research Translation Committee's Expert Commentary Series
Expert Commentaries communicate current research findings on chlamydia screening, laboratory testing, epidemiology, and treatment.Find Out More
News & Features
- At Least 75% Of Patients Who Test Negative For Gonorrhea, Chlamydia Still Get Antibiotics For Symptoms
- 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
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.
"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.
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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
Know the Facts
Twenty percent of untreated chlamydia infections lead to pelvic inflammatory disease.Chlamydia Information