Chlamydia STD Testing
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Chlamydia is the most common bacterial sexually transmitted infection. Testing for chlamydia uses a sample of body fluid to see whether the pathogens exist. If left untreated, Chlamydia can be very harmful and may cause serious fertility problems. Chlamydia has minimal and often unnoticeable symptoms, so if you've practiced unsafe sex and suspect infection.
Lab Test: Urine Specimen
- Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted disease (STD)
- Anyone can get Chlamydia - men, women, and unborn children
- Chlamydia is highly contagious and is the most frequently reported STD in the U.S.
- There are 3+ million new cases of Chlamydia each year in the U.S
- Chlamydia often has no symptoms - it's common for individuals not to know they're infected
- Chlamydia is treated and CURED with antibiotics
- Left untreated, Chlamydia can lead to serious health problems in women and men
Description: Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) caused by the bacterium Chlamydia Trachomatis. Chlamydia is the most frequently reported sexually transmitted disease in the United States. Sexually active individuals and individuals with multiple partners are at highest risk as Chlamydia is highly contagious.
Stats: 3 million new cases reported each year
75% of women and 50% of men that have Chlamydia don't even know they have it
Exposure: Transmitted during sexual intercourse (vaginal, anal, and oral) when vaginal secretions or semen of an infected person make contact with a person's mucous membranes. Chlamydia can also be transmitted from an infected mother to her infant during vaginal child birth.
Incubation: 2-3 weeks
Chlamydia is known as a "silent" disease because the majority of infected people have no symptoms. If you do have symptoms, they will usually appear between one to three weeks after infection, and then usually go away even if not treated. The symptoms may disappear, however the infection will not without proper treatment.
- Unusual discharge from your vagina.
- Burning sensation during urination.
- Pain, bleeding, or discharge from your rectum if you have anal sex.
- If the infection spreads, you may get a fever or have pain during sex.
- A discharge from your penis.
- Burning or itching around the opening of your penis during urination.
- Pain, bleeding, or discharge from your rectum if you have receptive anal sex.