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Transcript of Chlamydia
What is it?
Chlamydia symptoms in women
Abnormal vaginal discharge that may have an odor
Bleeding between periods
Abdominal pain with fever
Pain when having sex
Itching or burning in or around the vagina
Pain when urinating
Chlamydia symptoms in men
Small amounts of clear or cloudy discharge from the tip of the penis
Burning and itching around the opening of the penis
Pain and swelling around the testicles
What are the symptoms?
Chlamydia is spread through:
unprotected anal, vaginal, or oral sex with an infected person.
How is it spread?
use condoms every time and correctly
be faithful; one sex partner
not having sex
talk with your partner
know and be aware of STI/STD 's and its symptoms
know methods of birth control will not 100% protect form you from chlamydia and other STI 's
have regular checkups and pelvic exams- even if you think you are healthy
How can you treat it?
How can you prevent it?
What happens if it’s not treated?
Is there a cure?
Where to get Help
When can I have sex again?
What to tell your partner?
Stop, think, and talk before you act.
Painful bowel movements
don't be a fool
learn to stay cool
By: Yasmin Akter
For women and men,
symptoms may include:
Antibiotics are used to treat the infection.
are used to treat chlamydia. If treated, chlamydia can be cured.
All sex partners should be treated to keep from getting chlamydia again. Do not have sex until you and your sex partner(s) have ended treatment.
For women, untreated chlamydia may lead to:
Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID).
PID occurs when chlamydia bacteria infect the cells of the cervix, then spread to the uterus, fallopian tubes, and ovaries. PID can lead to:
. The infection scars the fallopian tubes and keeps eggs from being fertilized
Ectopic or tubal pregnancy
. This happens when a fertilized egg implants outside the uterus.
Chronic pelvic pain,
which is ongoing pain, most often from scar tissue.
, inflammation of the bladder.
Women who have chlamydia are 5 times more likely to get HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, from a partner who is infected with it.
For men, untreated chlamydia may lead to:
swelling of the prostate gland.
that carries sperm from the testes, causing pain and fever.
How is chlamydia diagnosed?
A doctor can diagnose chlamydia through:
A swab test
where a fluid sample from an infected site (cervix or penis) is tested for the bacteria.
A urine test
where a urine sample is tested for the bacteria.
For women and men, untreated chlamydia may lead to:
, which is an infection of the lining of the rectum.
, which causes arthritis, eye redness, and urinary tract problems.
For pregnant women
, chlamydia infections may lead to premature delivery. And babies born to infected mothers can get:
Infections in their eyes, called conjunctivitis or pinkeye. Symptoms include discharge from the eyes and swollen eyelids. The symptoms most often show up within the first 10 days of life. If left untreated, it can lead to blindness.
Symptoms include congestion and a cough that keeps getting worse. Both symptoms most often show up within 3 to 6 weeks of birth.
Both of these infant health problems can be treated with antibiotics
You should not have sex again until you and your sex partner(s) have completed treatment. If your doctor prescribes a single dose of medication, you should wait seven days after taking the medicine before having sex.
Chlamydia Quick Summary Facts
Chlamydia is a common sexually transmitted disease (STD).
Symptoms of chlamydia are rare and most people don’t know they have chlamydia so they don’t get tested.
About 2.8 million Americans get chlamydia each year.
Chlamydia is passed person-to-person during vaginal, anal or oral sex.
During vaginal delivery chlamydia can be passed from mother to child.
Anyone who has sex can get chlamydia. The more sex partners, the greater the risk of infection.
Chlamydia is known as a "silent" disease because about 75 percent of infected women and about 50 percent of infected men have no symptoms.
Chlamydia infection can occur in the vagina, penis, anus and throat.
If untreated, chlamydia can develop into serious reproductive and other health problems with both short-term and long-term effects.
Women infected with chlamydia are up to five times more likely to get HIV if exposed.
Men infected with chlamydia can get epididymitis, a painful condition of the testicles that can lead to infertility if not treated.
Chlamydia infection can cause Reiter’s syndrome.
Babies who are born to infected mothers can get chlamydia in their eyes and respiratory tracts. Chlamydia is a leading cause of early infant pneumonia and conjunctivitis (pink eye) in newborns.
Chlamydia can be easily treated and cured with antibiotics.
About one million women develop pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) each year.
Sexual Health Clinic
410 Buller Street
Within a distance of: 20km
• REGION OF WATERLOO PUBLIC HEALTH SEXUAL HEALTH DIVISION - KITCHENER
625 King Street East
Kitchener ON N2G 4V4
519 570 3687
• CONESTOGA COLLEGE INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY - DOON CAMPUS
299 Doon Valley Drive
Health Services, Room 1A102, Doon Campus
Kitchener ON N2G 4M4
519-748-5220 Ext 3679
• REGION OF WATERLOO PUBLIC HEALTH SEXUAL HEALTH DIVISION - WATERLOO
99 Regina Street South
Waterloo ON N2J 4V3
519 883 2267
• WILFRED LAURIER UNIVERSITY - WATERLOO CAMPUS
75 University Avenue West
Services Building, 2nd Floor
Waterloo ON N2L 3C5
519-884-0710 Ext 3146
Talk and discuss.
Put safety first.
Studies conducted show that 1 in 9 women are infected with Chlamydia with higher risk between the ages 16-24.
Approximately 90 million people are infected worldwide.
Chlamydia is the leading cause of preventable infertility in women?
Between 60-to-73% of young adults diagnosed with an STI become infected with the same STI within a year.
By the age of 25, one in two sexually active people will get a sexually transmitted infection.
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