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How do you get it? Chlamydia is transmitted from person to person in just one way:
What are the symptoms? Women and men may have different symptoms from the chlamydia infection.
Sometimes there are no symptoms and a woman can still has chlamydia.
Sometimes there are no symptoms and a man can still has chlamydia.
How can you know for sure? Only a medical exam can tell if you have chlamydia. A sample of the discharge is sent to a lab and tested for chlamydia bacteria.
How is it treated? Because chlamydia is caused by bacteria it can be treated with antibiotics (bacteria killing drugs). All the sexual partners of the person infected with chlamydia should be treated at the same time. If not, the infection will continue to spread.
What can happen if you don't take care of it? Untreated, chlamydia can cause severe infection of the reproductive organs. It can cause infertility (inability to have children). If a woman has cervical chlamydia at the time she gives birth, she can pass the infection on to her newborn child. If the chlamydia infection is not treated, it can spread to other sexual partners.
UNPROTECTED SEX PUTS YOU AT RISK FOR GETTING CHLAMYDIA.
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