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By: Parminder, Elvin, Gardyand Kim

What is chlamydia
What is Chlamydia

  • Chlamydia is a disease caused by the bacteria called Chlamydia trachomatis. It is mostly commonly sexually transmitted. Chlamydia can both affect men and women and can cause of serious, permanent damage to a women’s reproductive organs.

How do people get chlamydia
How do people get Chlamydia?

  • By having sex with someone who has Chlamydia.

  • It can still be transmitted even if a man does not ejaculate.

  • People who have had chlamydia and have been treated can get infected again if they have sex with an infected person.

  • If you are pregnant and you have Chlamydia it can also affect the baby during birth.

Signs and symptoms
Signs and Symptoms



Painful sexual intercourse

Rectal pain and discharge

Private part of female discharge

Symptoms of PID, salpingitis, liver inflammation similar to hepatitis

  • Burning sensation during urination

  • Discharge from the male private part or rectum

  • Testicular tenderness or pain

  • Rectal discharge or pain

Dangers of chlamydia
Dangers of Chlamydia

  • If not treated, infection may spread to the uterus and or the fallopian tubes.

  • If you have chlamydia while pregnant it may affect the uterus after the delivery and the baby may develop chlamydia related conjunctivitis, eye infection and pneumonia.

  • Any sexually active person can be infected with chlamydia.

  • It is a common STD especially for young people.

  • Sexually active young people are at high risk of acquiring chlamydia for a combination of behavioral and biological reasons.

Recommendations on how to prevent chlamydia
Recommendations on how to prevent Chlamydia

  • All sexually active women up through 25 years old should be screened yearly for Chlamydia.

  • All women with new sexual partners should be screened.

  • Proper use of condoms during intercourse and prevent infection.

  • Latex male condoms, when used consistently and correctly, can reduce the risk of getting or giving chlamydia.

How to treat chlamydia
How to treat Chlamydia

  • Chlamydia can be easily treated and cured with antibiotics. HIV positive persons with chlamydia should receive the same treatment as those who are HIV negative.

  • People with Chlamydia should abstain from having sex for seven days after single dose of antibiotics or until completion of seven day course.

List of resources
List of resources