An Overview of Chlamydia
Chlamydia is the most common sexually transmitted disease (STD) in the United States, yet many infections go undetected. Chlamydia is often asymptomatic; up to 75% of infected women and 50% of infected men do not have noticeable symptoms, allowing the disease to go unnoticed.

When present, Chlamydia symptoms in men include discharge, a burning sensation while urinating, and pain or discomfort around the opening of the penis. Symptoms of Chlamydia in women include unusual vaginal discharge, a burning sensation while urinating, and pain during sex.

Chlamydia testing involves a painless urine sample in men or a vaginal swab of the infected area in women to detect the disease. The test administered, a division of the Institute of Sexual Health, is 99.9% accurate and the most sensitive test available. Positive results can be detected as early as two to seven days after a potential exposure.

Chlamydia is 100% curable and can be treated with oral antibiotics if caught early. If left untreated, Chlamydia can cause irreversible reproductive damage and complications, particularly pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) and infertility in women.

How is Chlamydia Transmitted So Frequently?

Chlamydia is the country’s most widespread STD, but those most at risk for infection fall within the 15 to 29 year old age group. In 2008, 1,210,523 cases of Chlamydial infection were documented by the U.S. CDC. However, this figure

A Look at the Chlamydia Test & How it Feels

Knowing what to expect from a Chlamydia test (how it feels) can make a huge difference in the attitude of someone getting ready to be tested. Fear of pain keeps many people away from the dentist’s office, and the same

A Look at the Culture Test for Chlamydia

The culture test is the original Chlamydia test. It works by attempting to grow Chlamydia bacteria collected from a patient’s cells. Of course, no bacteria can grow if none are present in the swab. The presence of bacteria in a

Facts About Chlamydia You May Not Have Known

Though Chlamydia is the most commonly reported STD in the United States, most people simply don’t know the facts about Chlamydia transmission. While learning the facts about Chlamydia is essential for all individuals who are sexually active, it's especially important

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