Why It's Best to Test
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Women ages 15 to 24 have the highest rates of infection
But many are unaware of this. In a 2015 survey of 1500 sexually active women under 25

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Vertical dotted line illustrationMore than half did not use a condom the last time they had sex[3]

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Vertical dotted line illustrationOnly 3% believe they are at risk for chlamydia, and only 2% believe they are at risk for gonorrhea[3]

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More than half said they don't want to be the one to initiate a conversation about sexually transmitted infections with their healthcare practitioner[3]

 

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Leading health organizations support routine testing for all sexually active women under 25. And so do young women.
After learning the facts about the risks of chlamydia and gonorrhea

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Vertical dotted line illustrationAlmost 90% of women* agreed that all sexually active women under 25 should be automatically
tested for chlamydia
and gonorrhea[3]

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Almost 80% of women* said that if they knew testing was done automatically, they wouldn't feel that they were being judged by their practitioner[3]

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Quest Diagnostics is committed to positively impacting women's health. Our program helps you talk to your patients in a way they understand. And that makes a better conversation for everyone.

*Based on a 2015 survey of 1500 sexually active women between the ages of 15 to 24 years.


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References:

1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance 2013. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, US Dept of Health and Human Services; 2014.

2. US Preventive Services Task Force. Final recommendation statement: chlamydia and gonorrhea: screening. http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/Page/Document/RecommendationStatementFinal/chlamydia-and-gonorrhea-screening. Accessed February 25, 2015.

3. Quest Diagnostics. Data on file.

4. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. STD & HIV screening recommendations. http://www.cdc.gov/std/prevention/screeningReccs.htm. Updated December 16, 2014. Accessed February 18, 2015.