Chlamydia is Still the Number 1 STD

Chlamydia, although curable if treated promptly, is still the number one Sexually Transmitted Disease in the United States.

Knowledge and testing is the key to prevention of transmitting this disease. There are a lot of places to learn about Chlamydia and other STDs and there are also many states that require health classes that cover safe sex and STDs but for some  reason the rates keep climbing.

Teens are most at risk and many simply think that it won’t happen to me. Chlamydia symptoms can also be an issue since often especially in men there are none or are passed off as something else.

We need to pull together as a society and as parents and change this trend. Too many people are becoming infected and it’s hurting our quality of life in this country. We all need to stand up and make sure that this information reaches the people it needs to.

Last month was National STD Awareness month. We need to continue this type of thinking all year long and get people tested.

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  • jamie-ravensburger


    Great article, but I don’t think Chlamydia, which is the leading cause of female infertility, a significant co-factor in HIV spread and the leading cause of preventable blindness in the developing world, is the leading STD in America.

    While more than a million people in the United States have been diagnosed with Chlamydia and it is estimated that least 2 million more are infected, Herpes and HPV are more common.

    Chlamydia is the leading bacterial STD though, as Herpes and HPV are viral.

    Chlamydia is the number 1″reportable” disease as it is considered to be a pathogen of great public health importance. It’s impact on women’s reproductive heath is staggering and resulting Pelvic Inflammatory Diseases cause much physical and emotional pain.

    Thanks for highlight the risks of Chlamydia and encouraging testing. Good article!