What is chlamydia?
Chlamydia is a common STD that can infect men and women. Chlamydia is an easily-curable disease when diagnosed, but if left untreated chlamydia can lead to serious, permanent damage to a woman’s reproductive system. Chlamydia can also cause potentially fatal ectopic pregnancy, which is a pregnancy that occurs outside of the woman’s womb.
How is chlamydia spread?
Chlamydia can be spread via oral, anal, and vaginal sexual intercourse.
Am I at risk for chlamydia?
Anyone who is sexually active is at risk for chlamydia. However, sexually active young people have a higher risk of infection. Sexually active gay, bisexual, and other men are also at a higher risk.
What are symptoms of chlamydia?
|Male Symptoms||Female Symptoms|
|Discharge from the penis||Abnormal vaginal discharge|
|Burning sensation when urinating||Burning sensation when urinating|
|Pain and swelling in one or both of the testicles|
What is the testing window for chlamydia?
The testing window for chlamydia is 1-4 weeks.