1. Chlamydia is one of the most common sexually-transmitted diseases today. It is caused by a bacterium that can infect males and females, young and old.
2. There are different ways to spread Chlamydia:
- unprotected sex with someone who is infected
- from an infected pregnant woman to her infant
3. Some people are at greater risk of contracting Chlamydia.
- Those that do not use protection when having anal, vaginal, or oral sex.
- People who have multiple sex partners.
- Those that fail to get tested for Chlamydia on a regular basis.
4. To avoid putting yourself in a risky situation, it is advised that you:
- Always use condoms when having sex.
- Stick to a mutually monogamous relationship.
- Get tested for Chlamydia regularly, at least once every six months, or every time you have a new sex partner.
5. The best way to detect the Chlamydia infection is to get a Chlamydia test. You may use a rapid Chlamydia test kit for convenient, private, safe, fast, and accurate Chlamydia testing.
6. If you test positive for Chlamydia, the best way to treat is through the use of antibiotics. Consult a doctor to know what antibiotic treatment works for you.