- Chlamydia is caused by a bacterium known as Chlamydia trachomatis
- It is the most common bacteria-caused sexually-transmitted disease in the United States
- Being infected with it makes you more likely to contract HIV
- The highest rates of Chlamydia are among males and females between the ages of 15 and 19 years old
- It can be treated with antibiotics
- Having unprotected sex is the number one way of contracting Chlamydia. So, if you engage in anal, vaginal, or oral sex without using condoms, you become at risk of getting the infection. Exposure to or contact with contaminated vaginal discharge, semen, and other sexual fluids can pass on the infection.
Signs and symptoms:
- The majority of Chlamydia patients do not manifest symptoms. But, if signs do show up, they usually occur after about a couple of weeks since initial exposure to the bacteria and include: pain when urinating, unusual genital discharge, lower abdominal pains, fever, and pain when having sex.
Test for Chlamydia right away using rapid Chlamydia test kits by STD Rapid Test Kits to protect yourself against the harm and dangers of this infection.