Chlamydia

 Chlamydia

 

Chlamydia is on the rise and one of the most common sexually transmitted infections in the world.  Most cases go undiagnosed.  The culprit is a bacterial infection called Chlamydia trachomatis that may or may not show symptoms.  That makes diagnosing the infection a bit of a guessing game for sexually active people and is one of the main reasons for the rapid increase in the spread of the disease.

In fact, there are over 2 million new cases each year in the United States.

It is wise to get tested if you think you may have had contact with someone who has tested positive or if you are started to have signs yourself.

How Do You Get Chlamydia?

First, let’s address that the only way to prevent the spread is to practice safe sex with a condom each and every time you are active.  This includes vaginal, anal or oral sex activities as the disease can spread with any of these activities.  It can even spread just via bodily fluids and without penetration.

The good news is that chlamydia is normally very easy to treat and is curable.  The key is getting diagnosed early before the disease can spread and do life long damage.

 

Further Reading:

What Is Chlamydia?

Symptoms Of Chlamydia

Chlamydia Treatment Options

Chlamydia Test Kits

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