Chlamydia

By: Alivya Ferrell, Samiyra Elliott, Alex Moore

Myths

  • People with chlamydia will have some symptom alerting them Fact: Up to 75% of infected women and up to 50% of infected men have no symptoms
  • Chlamydia is one of the STDs that cannot be treated or cured with antibiotics Fact: Chlamydia can be treated and cured with antibiotics
  • You can get chlamydia from a toilet seat Fact: Chlamydia is transmitted by unprotected oral, vaginal and anal sex
  • Only 15% of women with untreated chlamydia may develop pelvic inflammatory disease Fact: Up to 40% of women with untreated chlamydia may develop pelvic inflammatory disease
  • knowyo.org/the-myths/chlamydia-myths/

Symptoms

  • Sore or red throat from oral sex
  • Rectal pain
  • Blood and pus in bowel movements
  • Abnormal discharge
  • Burning sensation when urinating
  • cdc.gov/std/chlamydia/stdfact-chlamydia.htm

Prevention

  • Use a condom
  • Limit number of sex partners
  • Get regular screenings
  • Avoid douching
  • Talk with partner about if they have an STD
  • webmd.com/sexual-conditions/tc/chlamydia-prevention
  • mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/chlamydia/basics/prevention/con-200208007

Treatment

  • Antibiotics(levofloxacin, ofloxacin, ciprofloxacin, clarithromycin, tetracycline, doxycycline, erythromycin, azithromycin)
  • Pain medicine
  • Don't have sex until you and or your partner are completely treated
  • mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/chlamydia/basics/definition/con-20020807?utm_source=Google&utm_medium=abstract&utm_content=Chlamydia-infection&utm_campaign=Knowledge-panel
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