Chlamydia

What is chlamydia?

  • An easy curable common sexually spread (transmitted) disease.
  • Can infect men and women.

How is chlamydia spread?

  • By having vaginal, anal, or oral sex with someone who has chlamydia.
  • If you had chlamydia before and were treated in the past, you can get it again if you have unprotected sex from someone who has chlamydia.

How can I reduce my risk of getting chlamydia?

  • Be in a long-term relationship with one person who has been tested and does not have an STD.
  • Use latex condoms every time.

Symptoms

  • Usually there are no symptoms and if you do they may appear several weeks after having sex with an infected partner.

Women may notice:

  • A burning feeling when urinating.
  • An unusual vaginal discharge.

Men may notice:

  • A discharge from the penis.
  • A burning feeling when urinating.
  • Pain and swelling in one or both testicles.

Can I be cured?

  • YES – make an appointment with your doctor.
  • Take all the medications your doctor prescribes.
  • Do not share your medications with anyone.

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Source: www.cdc.gov