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Chlamydia

Symptoms

There are no symptoms in most women and many men who have it. Others may experience:

- Bleeding from vagina (other than period)- Irritation in the genital area
- Discharge from the vagina or penis- Pain or burning while urinating
- Pelvic pain 

What it is: A bacterial infection of the genital area.

How it's spread
Through unprotected vaginal, oral, or anal intercourse

Treatment
Oral antibiotics cure the infection; both partners must be treated at the same time to prevent passing the infection back and forth, and both partners need to abstain from unprotected intercourse until the infection is gone.

Possible consequences
Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) in women, tubal (ectopic) pregnancy, infertility, and increased risk of HIV infection.

Related Links

American Social Health Association
Chlamydia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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