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Chlamydia detected in 1 out of 10 high school students
Date: 2009-10-06 22:20:53
A high school in Michigan reported that one out of every 10 students who participated in STD tests was found to have chlamydia.... Full Story

More aggressive HIV testing provides some improvement for Washington DC
Date: 2009-08-05 19:04:22
The HIV epidemic that has hit the nation's capitol is still far from over, but a new assessment of the situation shows that increased attention paid to the problem, including more HIV testing and better reporting and follow up of infected residents, has caused some improvement in the city's condition.... Full Story

Faster chlamydia testing may become available soon
Date: 2009-07-29 22:44:08
Chlamydia is the most common reported infection in the U.S., with an estimated 1.1 million people who contracted the disease in 2007, according to numbers from the CDC. The numbers have been rising systematically for the last few years. It is most common in women ages 15-24 and if left untreated can result in pelvic inflammatory disease and even infertility. ... Full Story

Utah allows STD treatment for partners without a doctor visit
Date: 2009-05-15 21:31:33
A new Utah law allows doctors to write antibiotic prescriptions for two common STDs, chlamydia and gonorrhea, for their partner of a patient - even if the doctor themselves does not know that partner's name.... Full Story

New report finds high chlamydia rates for Alaska
Date: 2009-04-20 22:24:07
As some cities in the nation release figures showing their high HIV infection rates, Alaska brings what some have called a startling figure on chlamydia.... Full Story

More young people need to screen for chlamydia
Date: 2009-04-17 21:10:29
For most people, when they hear the word STD they may immediately think of HIV or AIDS without realizing there are a host of other types of diseases that can be transmitted sexually, some of which are on the rise in various parts of the country.... Full Story

Fewer than half of young women screened for chlamydia
Date: 2009-04-16 21:34:44
Only 41.6 percent of sexually active women aged 16-25 were screened for chlamydia in the U.S. in 2007, according to the latest statistics from the CDC. This is despite the fact that chlamydia is the most common bacterial STD, with an estimated 2.8 million new cases every year.... Full Story

Newspaper: STD rate higher than people think
Date: 2009-04-09 22:00:57
While there is no concrete evidence for the number of people living with STDs at Washington University in St. Louis, the student newspaper is claiming the number of infected students may be higher than the community realizes.... Full Story

2008 STD rate increased in Minnesota
Date: 2009-04-01 22:48:44
The reported STD rate in Minnesota has been rising for the past three years, leaving some health officials urging more people to either get a blood test or an anonymous STD test to cut down on the spread of the diseases.... Full Story

Milwaukee website turns to chlamydia education
Date: 2009-03-23 20:46:44
A Milwaukee news provider has started its first Sex Week, an informational event it hopes will education its readers and local residents about chlamydia testing.... Full Story

Chlamydia growing health problem among young people
Date: 2009-03-19 19:45:10
Women and young people are among the most affected by the increasing prevalence of chlamydia and other sexually-transmitted diseases.... Full Story

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