It’s Wyoming’s most prevalent sexually transmitted disease. Known as the silent infection, most men and women that have Chlamydia never show any symptoms. Left untreated, the infection can eventually lead to infertility in women as well as other complications.
Kim Deti, spokeswoman for the Wyoming Department of Health, says over 2,500 people were diagnosed with Chlamydia in the state last year—nearly 300 more than the previous year.
Sexually transmitted diseases have been on a rapid rise in Wyoming and a number of health organizations want to do something about it. In Casper, the local chapter of Planned Parenthood is offering ten dollar STD testing this week in an effort to get people to learn their status.
Casper Health Center Manager Melody Meanor says they want all residents to make STD testing part of their regular medical routine. She says they also want to encourage communication.