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Chlamydia trachomatisis a bacterium that causes the most STIs in the U.S.
  • More than 1 million cases reported each year in U.S.
  • Many more cases unreported; estimated at 2.8-5 million
  • Most common reportable infectious disease
  • Primary cause of urethritis and cervicitis
  • Lymphogranuloma venereum is caused by different serotypes from those causing urethritis and cervicitis
  • Asymptomatic in 25% of men and 70% of women