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Why YOU should be screened for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea

In 2010 there were 1.3 million cases of chlamydia in just the United States alone (CDC), and this number has only been growing. Last year it reached to 1.4 million cases in 2014 (CDC). Gonorrhea had a reported 300,000 cases in 2014 (CDC), and is currently on the rise with teenagers. There are many ways to prevent these diseases, and every sexually active citizen should take responsibility to get screened at least every year. Screenings include a urine or swab test that is analyzed in a laboratory for quick results. Screenings are available through organizations such as Planned Parenthood LabCorp or Quest Diagnostics. These diseases sometime show no symptoms, so it is important to be safe than sorry.

Works Cited

"Reported STDs in the United States." CDC.gov. 1 Dec. 2014. Web. 8 Sept. 2015. <http://www.cdc.gov/nchhstp/newsroom/docs/std-trends-508.pdf>.

Mayo Clinic Staff. "Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)." STD Testing: What's Right for You? 23 Sept. 2014. Web. 8 Sept. 2015. <http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/sexually-transmitted-diseases-stds/in-depth/std-testing/art-20046019>.


"STD Testing Centers." STD Testing Centers. Web. 8 Sept. 2015. <https://www.stdcheck.com/std-test-center.php>.


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