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Chlamydia Infections


Chlamydia infection is an extremely common sexually transmitted infection caused by the bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis. Many individuals who have this infection are without symptoms and may not realize they are infected. So if you are also doubtful about this infection then check it immediately with a chlamydia test kit provided by Head Start Testing. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Chlamydia Infections

Chlamydia Infections
  • Chlamydia infection is an extremely common
    sexually transmitted infection caused by the
    bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis.
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What is chlamydia?
  • Chlamydia is a very common STI that can infect
    both women and men. Its a bacterial infection
    that transmits through unprotected sex and can
    infect the penis, vagina, cervix, anus, urethra,
    eyes, and throat. As opposed to some other STIs,
    the silver lining is that it is easily cured with
    antibiotic medicine.

How Do You Get Chlamydia?
  • You can get chlamydia during oral, vaginal, or
    anal sex with someone who has the infection. A
    woman can also pass chlamydia to her baby during
  • If you've had chlamydia and were treated in the
    past, you can get re-infected if you have
    unprotected sex with someone who has it.

What are the symptoms of chlamydia?
  • The bacteria (Chlamydia trachomatis) causes
    Chlamydia and it can be present in the cervix,
    urethra and the vagina of an infected person.
    Chlamydia can also be present in the rectum of an
    infected person. The bacteria can also live in
    the throat. Any kind of sexual contact (vaginal,
    anal, or oral) can spread the infection. It is
    also not uncommon for individuals to have a
    chlamydia infection of the eye.

Chlamydia affects both men and women
  • Symptoms in women include
  • Abnormal vaginal discharge, which may have a
    strong smell
  • A burning sensation when urinating
  • Pain during intercourse
  • If the infection spreads, you might get lower
    abdominal pain, pain during sex, nausea, or
  • Symptoms in men include
  • Discharge from your penis
  • A burning sensation when urinating
  • Burning or itching around the opening of your
  • Pain and swelling in one or both testicles
    (although this is less common)

  • Chlamydia is a dangerous Sexually Transmitted
    Infection that is found in infected semen and
    vaginal fluids.
  • If you are facing some symptoms of this hazardous
    infection, test yourself now with a DIY Chlamydia
    test kit - available online at Head Start
  • Chlamydia is an STI (Sexual Transmitted
    Infection) and one of the most common worldwide.
    Usually, infection occurs with no symptoms or
    white discharge from the penis or vagina. If you
    have such circumstance, Head Start Testing has a
    solution for you with a kit for the diy test for

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