Call us: 1.877.283.7882 | Monday–Friday: 8:00 AM–4:30 PM ET

Private MD News

Home | News | Chlamydia

STD rate remains high in Alabama

Category: Chlamydia

High rates of positives STD tests are a common problem throughout much of the country, but the situation is much more severe in certain areas.

For example, officials from Jefferson County, Alabama recently told local news station CBS42 that STD infections are running rampant in the state. They are urging individuals, particularly sexually active young people who are at high risk, to seek STD testing to find out if they are infected.

"Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, we're talking about 4,000 to 5,000 cases a year here in Jefferson county. For the last 10 years, Alabama has been ranked nationally in the top 10," Jim Alosi, the county's health department STD program manager, told the news source. "They need to take precautions and protect themselves by coming in to get tested to be screened."

He added that many common STDs present few symptoms upon initial infection. However, this does not mean they are not serious. A condition like chlamydia can damage a person's reproductive system and even cause death if it is left untreated for too long.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 10.8 percent of women between the ages of 15 and 24 in Alabama have chlamydia, ranking the state sixth in the nation.
 ADNFCR-2248-ID-800639405-ADNFCR

Related Articles from Private MD:

Share on Facebook

Subscribe to Private MD Health News RSS Feed: Subscribe

News Categories:

Advanced Lipid Treatment I   Allergy Testing   Anemia and RBC disorders   Autoimmune Diseases   Bariatric Lab Testing   Blood and Blood Diseases   Breast   Cancer Detection and Tumor Markers   Celiac Disease Testing   Chlamydia   Coagulation and blood clotting disorders   Colon   Diabetes   DNA, Paternity and Genetic testing   Drug Screening   Environmental Toxin Testing   Female Specific Tests   Gastrointestinal Diseases   General Health   General Wellness   Heart Health and Cholesterol   Herpes   HIV   HIV monitoring/Treatment/Testing/Post Diagnos   Hormones and Metabolism   Infectious Diseases   Infertility Testing-Male   Infertitlity Hormone Testing   Kidney Diseases   Leukemia and WBC disorders   Liver   Liver Diseases   Lyme Disease   Male Specific Tests   Menopause/Peri-Menopausal Diagnosis   Musculoskeletal Diseases   Organ Specific Testing   Ovarian   Prostate   Sexually Transmitted Diseases   Thyroid Diseases   Transgender Hormone Testing-female to male   Transgender Hormone Testing-Male to Female   Vitamin D Deficiency-Diagnosis and Treatment   

Visit the Health News Archive: Click Here

Questions about online blood testing or how to order a lab test? Click here to get started or call us toll-free at 1.877.283.7882. Our professionals are ready to assist you.

Back to top