PREVIOUS QUESTION:

 

NEXT QUESTION:

 

What is the most commonly reported STD in the United States?

ANSWER

Chlamydia is the most commonly reported STD in the U.S. It's spread mostly by vaginal or anal sex, but you can get it through oral sex, too. Sometimes you'll notice an odd discharge from your vagina or penis, or pain or burning when you pee. But only about 25% of women and 50% of men get symptoms.

Chlamydia is caused by bacteria, so it's treated with antibiotics. After you are treated, you should get retested in three months, even if your partner has been treated as well.

From: Most Common STDs for Women and Men WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

CDC: "Chlamydia," "Genital HPV Infection Fact Sheet," "HPV Vaccines," "Syphilis Fact Sheet," "Trichomoniasis Fact Sheet."

Office on Women's Health: "Chlamydia Fact Sheet," "Syphilis Fact Sheet."

Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development: "Treatments for Specific Types of Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Sexually Transmitted Infections (STDs/STIs)," "What are some types of sexually transmitted diseases or sexually transmitted infections (STDs/STIs)?"

Planned Parenthood: "Gonorrhea," "Herpes," "HIV & AIDS."

University of California Irvine Health Education Center: "HPV (Genital Warts)."

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on December 6, 2017

SOURCES:

CDC: "Chlamydia," "Genital HPV Infection Fact Sheet," "HPV Vaccines," "Syphilis Fact Sheet," "Trichomoniasis Fact Sheet."

Office on Women's Health: "Chlamydia Fact Sheet," "Syphilis Fact Sheet."

Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development: "Treatments for Specific Types of Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Sexually Transmitted Infections (STDs/STIs)," "What are some types of sexually transmitted diseases or sexually transmitted infections (STDs/STIs)?"

Planned Parenthood: "Gonorrhea," "Herpes," "HIV & AIDS."

University of California Irvine Health Education Center: "HPV (Genital Warts)."

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on December 6, 2017

NEXT QUESTION:

What are the symptoms of syphilis?

WAS THIS ANSWER HELPFUL

THIS TOOL DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. It is intended for general informational purposes only and does not address individual circumstances. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment and should not be relied on to make decisions about your health. Never ignore professional medical advice in seeking treatment because of something you have read on the WebMD Site. If you think you may have a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or dial 911.

    This tool does not provide medical advice. See additional information.

    Other Answers On: