About the National Chlamydia Coalition

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The National Chlamydia Coalition (NCC) was formed in 2008 to address the high burden of chlamydia in adolescents and young adults by promoting equal access to comprehensive and quality health services. Our membership comprises national nonprofit organizations, healthcare professional associations, advocacy groups, health insurers, and local, state, and federal government representatives.

Presentations from the 2018 STD Prevention Conference

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2018 STD Prevention Conference

Click on the title of the presentations below to watch an archived video from the conference. Debate: Should Health Departments Stop Active Surveillance and Partner Services for Chlamydia? PRO Joan Chow, DrPH, MPH California Department of Public Health, CA CON William Miller, MD, PhD The Ohio State University, OH The Population-Level Impact of Screening Women […]

Presentations from the 2016 STD Prevention Conference

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New Directions in Adolescent Risk What’s Different about Detroit’s School Screening Program? Research Aimed at Explaining Results Showing 5 Consecutive Years of Declines in CT Prevalence Detroit’s school-based STD screening program is the first such program to be associated with a sustained reduction in chlamydia prevalence. Richard Louis Dunville, MPH, Division of Adolescent and School […]

What specimen source/type should I use for screening?

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man holding a urine specimen for screening

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) laboratory recommendations for chlamydia screening that were published April 2014 state that a vaginal swab is the preferred specimen type for women. It can either be clinician-collected or self-collected. Other acceptable sources are a cervical swab or a first-pass urine sample. For men, the recommended specimen is […]

What should I know about screening males?

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There is no recommendation to routinely screen for chlamydia among heterosexual males. But, screening sexually active adolescent and young adult men should be considered in clinical settings with a high prevalence of chlamydia (e.g., adolescent clinics, correctional facilities, and sexually transmitted disease clinics) or in populations with high burden of infection (e.g., gay, bisexual, and […]

Testing for Chlamydia in Mobile Settings

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Commentary by Ellen Pittman, Lea E. Widdice, MD, University of Cincinnati Screening, treatment, and education to prevent future infections among populations at risk for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are critical components of public health efforts to control STIs, including chlamydia. Typically, chlamydia screening is accessible only in traditional health care settings, such as medical provider’s […]

Rapid Testing for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea in Emergency Departments

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Commentary by Rich Rothman, MD, PhD, Andrea Dugas, MD, PhD, and Mitra Lewis, MS Johns Hopkins University Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) is the most commonly reported bacterial sexually transmitted infection (STI) with approximately 1.4 million cases reported in the United States in 2014, representing an increase of 2.8% from the previous year and the highest number […]

Strategies to Improve Retesting Rates

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Identifying Patients for Retesting One practice-based factor that leads to low retesting rates is lack of a consistent method for identifying patients due for retesting when they visit the office for another reason. To prevent missed opportunities for retesting, it is recommended to institute system-level interventions, such as paper or electronic chart prompts (“pop-ups”), to […]

Clinical Practice Tools

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Risk Assessment, Screening and Treatment Sexual Risk Assessment and Risk Factors for Sexually Transmitted Diseases (2011) Guidelines developed by the California Department of Public Health Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) Control Branch in collaboration with the California STD/HIV Prevention Training Center. This tool for providers offers content on sexual risk assessment and specific risk factors by […]