1.8M Americans have chlamydia: CDC report

Sep 26, 2014
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Nearly 2 million people in the United States have the sexually transmitted disease (STD) chlamydia, according to new estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

1.8M Americans have chlamydia: CDC report

Chlamydia screening is recommended for all sexually active women younger than 25, yet fewer than half of sexually active women are screened yearly, the CDC said.

In a new report, researchers at the CDC analyzed information from a national survey of more than 8,000 people ages 14 to 39 who provided urine samples for STD testing for the survey.

The researchers found that between 2007 and 2012, about 1.7 percent of people in this age group had a chlamydia infection, which translates to about 1.8 million infections nationwide.

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