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Chlamydia

Montage of people. Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted disease.

Most people who have chlamydia don’t know it since the disease often has no symptoms.

  • Chlamydia is the most commonly reported STD in the United States.
  • Sexually active females 25 years old and younger need testing every year.
  • Although it is easy to cure, chlamydia can make it difficult for a woman to get pregnant if left untreated.

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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)

What You Need to Know About Chlamydia - Video by Dr. Rachel Gorwitz, Medical Officer in the Division of STD Prevention at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, shares information about how chlamydia is spread, symptoms and complications of the infection, screening recommendations, and treatment. (April 30, 2013)

 

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