Chlamydia Home > Chlamydia Statistics

Chlamydia Statistics: A Summary

Chlamydia is the most frequently reported bacterial sexually transmitted disease (STD) in the United States. In 2002, 834,555 chlamydial infections were reported to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) from 50 states and the District of Columbia (Washington, D.C.).
 
Under-reporting is substantial, because most people with chlamydia are not aware of their infections and do not seek testing. Also, testing is not often done if patients are treated for their symptoms. An estimated 2.8 million Americans are infected with chlamydia each year. Women are frequently reinfected if their sex partners are not treated.
 
Written by/reviewed by:
Last reviewed by: Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
Last updated/reviewed:
List of references (click here):
Other Articles in This eMedTV Presentation
Advertisement


Topics

Quicklinks

Related Channels

eMedTV Links
Copyright © 2006-2020 Clinaero, Inc.

eMedTV serves only as an informational resource. This site does not dispense medical advice or advice of any kind. Site users seeking medical advice about their specific situation should consult with their own physician. Click Terms of Use for more information.

This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information:
verify here.