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Ali hogue

on 24 May 2016

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Transcript of Chlamydia

Chlamydia is caused by the bacteria Chlamydia Trachomatis, a gram negative bacterium.
Oral vaginal, or anal sex, or if you touch your eyes with a contaminated hand. Passed during vaginal birth to infant.
How common is Chlamydia?
Most common sexual transmitted bacterial infection in the United States. About 3 Million American Women and Men become infected with Chlamydia every year.
It is especially common among Women and Men under 25. Chlamydia can infect the Penis, Vagina, Cervix, Anus, Urethra, Eye, or throat.
Incubation Period
May range from days to months after the initial exposure, the average time from exposure to development of symptoms is usually about 1-3 weeks after sexual contact with an infected person.
If left untreated
Left untreated Chlamydia can lead to many complications especially for Woman. If a Woman has Chlamydia when giving birth, the baby can be infected.
Having Chlamydia increases your risk of becoming infected with HIV.
Women; burning with urination abdominal or pelvic pain, blood in urine, urinary urgency.
Men: White cloudy or watery discharge from tip of Penis, pain, discomfort when urinating, inflammation, tenderness, and pain around or in testicles.
Chlamydia test use a sample of body fluid or urine to see whether Chlamydia bacteria is present.
Pregnancy Risks
Miscarriage, Premature-birth, Stillbirth.
The main risk is passing it to the baby. If you treat it before birth, your baby will most likely be safe.
More on Chlamydia
Chlamydia Continued
Many people have chose to use Medicine such as: Azithromycin, Doxycycline, Erythromycin, Levofloxacyn, and more.
You can choose Abstinence, or using a condom, using a dam to cover the female genitals, and not sharing sex toys.
Most people who have Chlamydia don't know it.
Often the disease has no symptoms.
For more Information
You can go to the 'Wilson Family Planning Clinic' and 'Texas Department Of State Health Services'.
Ali Hogue
Meagan Chancellor



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