The most recent report on STD Trends in the United States was published by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention in 2009. The overall data indicated that rates of chlamydia transmission in particular have increased over the past decade. While this is absolutely cause for concern and conscious action, the report emphasizes that “continuing increases inChlamydia diagnoses [also] likely reflect expanded screening efforts, and not necessarily just an increase in disease burden.” (CDC, 2009)
Researchers are optimistic that this indicates more people are accessing care, getting tested and accepting treatment. (Hooray!!) But we must also acknowledge that due to the asymptomatic nature of this infection, for each person who receives care, there may be another who does not yet know they have contracted chlamydia.