Many sexually transmitted infections caused by bacteria are becoming resistant to antibiotics, meaning they are becoming more difficult to treat. It is important to always finish the full dose of medication prescribed to treat an STI. Bacterial STIs include chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis.
Most people do not know they have chlamydia - often times people do not show symptoms of illness. Chlamydia is the most common STI in the United States, and is most common among teens and young adults. For more information on chlamydia, visit the CDC's chlamydia page, and this Chlamydia Fact Sheet (pdf).
The graph shows the rate of chlamydia infection in Riley County, compared to the entire State of Kansas, standardized to 100,000 people. Following the national trend, chlamydia is the most common STI in Riley County with an average of 460 cases each year from 2013 to 2017. Data provided to RCHD by the Kansas Department of Health and Environemnt (KDHE) Bureau of Disease Control and Prevention. Analysis conducted by RCHD.
Anyone who is sexually active is susceptible to gonorrhea.Gonorrhea is especially common among young people between the ages of 15 and 24. For more information on chlamydia, visit the CDC's gonorrhea page, and this Gonorrhea Fact Sheet (pdf)
The graph shows the rate of gonorrhea infection in Riley County, compared to the entire State of Kansas, standardized to 100,000 people. This shows the burden of disease on the population as a whole.Riley County has fewer cases of gonorrhea, on average, than the rest of the state as a whole. Data provided to RCHD by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) Bureau of Disease Control and Prevention. Analysis conducted by RCHD.
Syphilis infection is divided into four distinct stages: primary, secondary, latent, and tertiary, and there are different signs and symptoms with each stage of illness. For more information, refer to the Syphilis Fact Sheet (pdf) and visits the CDC's syphilis page