Not Enough Young Women Getting Tested for Chlamydia: CDC

Research also found retesting rates, although critical, are also too low

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Chlamydia accounted for most of the infections detected. Here, retesting rates jumped from 16 percent to 89 percent.

Another study used pop-up screens on electronic medical records to remind providers that a patient needed to be re-tested. The system was conceived after researchers noted low re-testing rates, even among women who visited a health care provider one to six months after their initial treatment. In this case, testing for gonorrhea and chlamydia increased from 70 percent to 86 percent.

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The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has more on chlamydia.

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