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College Age Females Can 'Kiss Chlamydia Goodbye' for Valentine's Day
Date:2/11/2010

year that the chlamydia screening rate was 41.6 percent in 2007. Testing is available at some campus clinics, yet many students do not always want to use these services. Additionally, many campuses don't have clinic services available.

The National Chlamydia Coalition suggests numerous reasons why young adults should get tested:

  • Chlamydia is extremely common with 9.7% of freshman college students infected and there are three million new cases annually
  • Chlamydia facilitates transmission of HIV in both males and females
  • 40% of untreated chlamydia infections lead to inflammatory disease and 20% of these cases lead to infertility
  • Chlamydia is readily and inexpensively treated with antibiotics

Couples can learn from one young woman's story that is featured in the short movie, "The O Mission," sponsored by getSTDtested.com. A college-age rock singer at risk for chlamydia goes online for health information, as 51% of adults 18-64 years do in a year(2). There, she and many of her peers are comfortable searching for answers. She gets expert advice at getSTDtested.com's online forum and is provided convenient access to physician-connected testing and counseling services.

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