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Chlamydia

How Do I Prevent Chlamydia?

To prevent chlamydia, use latex condoms every time you have sex unless you know your partner is STI-free. While condoms can’t provide 100% protection, they reduce the risk of transmission. In addition, you should get tested regularly for STIs to help protect yourself and your sexual partners. How Chlamydia Is…

What Is the Treatment for Chlamydia?

Chlamydia can be easily treated and cured with antibiotics. Antibiotic treatment will usually involve taking azithromycin or doxycycline. If you are pregnant and diagnosed with chlamydia, you will be prescribed alternative antibiotics that are safe for the baby, such as: Erythromycin. Levofloxacin. Ofloxacin. Antibiotics used for the treatment of chlamydia are…

What Is Chlamydia?

Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted disease that is caused by bacteria and spreads through sexual contact. It affects both men and women equally and is one of the most common curable STDs. The infection affects the cervix and vagina in women and the urethra in men. It also can affect…

What Are the Long-Term Effects of Chlamydia When Not Treated?

If chlamydia is not treated, it can have negative long-term effects. Untreated chlamydia can affect the female reproductive organs through pelvic inflammatory disease, which can lead to inflammation of the fallopian tubes, uterus, and ovaries. This inflammation can cause an increased buildup of scar tissue, which can result in infertility.

What Are the Symptoms of Chlamydia?

Chlamydia is a very common sexually transmitted infection. The reason chlamydia infections are widespread is that the organism does not cause any obvious symptoms, so infected people continue to pass it on to their sexual partners. About three-quarters of women and half of men who acquire chlamydia will not develop any…

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