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What is Chlamydia?
- Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by the bacteria Chlamydia Trachomatis.
- The most common bacterial-caused STD in the U.S.
What are Chlamydia Symptoms?
- Often asymptomatic (showing no signs), or showing only mild signs.
- Known as a “silent” disease because the majority of people infected show no signs or symptoms.
- If symptoms do occur, they appear 1-3 weeks after exposure.
How is Chlamydia Transmitted?
- Chlamydia is spread through vaginal, anal or oral sex.
- Can be spread from mother to baby during vaginal delivery.
- For teenage girls and young women, the cervix (opening to the uterus) is not fully matured and is more susceptible to infection.
- If young women are sexually active, they are at a high risk for a Chlamydia infection.
How do you Test for Chlamydia?
- This test is based on amplification of the DNA that is present in Chlamydia Trachomatis.
- A simple urine sample is needed to test for Chlamydia.
What are the Complications of Chlamydia?
- Prompt diagnosis and treatment can help prevent complications caused by Chlamydia.
- Serious health complications can occur if the infection is left untreated.
How is Chlamydia Treated?
- Curable with antibiotic treatment.
- Retesting is recommended three months after treatment of initial infection.
How Common is Chlamydia?
- In 2008, 1,210,523 Chlamydial infections were reported in the U.S.
- Under-reporting is substantial because most people are not aware they have Chlamydia.
- Women are frequently re-infected if their sex partners are not treated.