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Fact Sheet

Women under 25 and older women with risk factors need testing every year.

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Chlamydia is the most commonly reported STD in the United States.

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Chlamydia is easily cured but can make it difficult to get pregnant if left untreated.


De-Duplication Guidance for Gonorrhea and Chlamydia Laboratory Reports - This document contains background and guidance on the timeframe that jurisdictions should use to de-duplicate their gonorrhea and chlamydia laboratory reports before reporting these cases to CDC. (June 17, 3016)

2015 STD Treatment Guidelines - Chlamydial Infections - Includes diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and special considerations for chlamydial infections. Includes updated screening recommendations. (June 4, 2015)

Prevalence of Chlamydia trachomatis Genital Infection Among Persons Aged 14–39 Years — United States, 2007–2012 – MMWR September 26, 2014

Webinar: Reconceptualizing Screening for Chlamydia Control: Process Considerations, Targets and Outcomes - by Edward W. Hook III, M.D., STD Prevention Science Series, September 25, 2014, View Recording (August 20, 2014)

Guidance on Developing Chlamydia Testing and Prevention Messages (June 25, 2014)

Recommendations for the Laboratory-Based Detection of Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae — 2014 (March 14, 2014)