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Thursday, June 9, 2011

Did you know that about 70% of women with chlamydia have no symptoms?

Did you know that Chlamydia is a disease caused by the bacteria Chlamydia trachomatis and is most commonly sexually transmitted?

Did you know that Chlamydia infection is the most common sexually transmitted disease in the United States?
Did you know that sexually active individuals and individuals with multiple partners are at highest risk?

Did you know that as many as 1 in 4 men with
 chlamydia have no symptoms?

Did you know that in men, chlamydia may produce symptoms similar to gonorrhea?

Did you know that these are symptoms of chlamydia?
  • Burning sensation during urination
  • Discharge from the penis or rectum
  • Rectal discharge or pain

Did you know that about 70% of women with chlamydia have no symptoms?

Did you know that these are symptoms of chlamydia that women may experience? 
Did you know that diagnosis of chlamydia infection involves sampling of the urethral discharge in males or cervical secretions in females?
Did you know that if an individual engages in anal sexual contact, samples from the rectum may also be needed?

Did you know that the sample is sent for a fluorescent or monoclonal antibody test, DNA probe test, or cell culture?

Did you know that some of these tests may also be performed on urine samples?
The usual treatment for chlamydia is antibiotics, including tetracyclines, azithromycin, or erythromycin.
Did you know that you can get chlamydia with gonorrhea or syphilis, so if you have one sexually transmitted disease you must be screened for other sexually transmitted diseases as well?
Did you know that infected sexual partners must be treated to prevent passing the infection back and forth?
Did you know that a follow-up evaluation may be done in 4 weeks to determine if the infection has been cured?

Did you know that early antibiotic treatment is extremely successful and may prevent the development of long-term complications?.

Did you know that Chlamydia infections in women may lead to inflammation of the cervix and in men, chlamydia infection can lead to inflammation of the urethra called urethritis?

Did you know that an untreated chlamydia infection may spread to the uterus or the fallopian tubes, causing salpingitis or pelvic inflammatory disease?
Did you know that untreated Chlamydia  can lead to infertility and increase the risk of ectopic pregnancy?
Did you know if a women is infected with chlamydia while pregnant, the infection may cause infection in the uterus after delivery (late postpartum endometritis)?
Did you know that with a pregnant woman the infant may develop chlamydia-related conjunctivitis (eye infection) and pneumonia?

Did you know that many people with chlamydia may not have symptoms infection.?

Did you know that all sexually active women up through age 25 should be screened yearly for chlamydia?

Did you know that all women with new sexual partners or multiple partners should also be screened?
Did you know that a mutually monogamous sexual relationship with an uninfected partner is one way to avoid this infection or the proper use of condoms during intercourse usually prevents infection?

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