This video is about STI: Chlamydia.
What is Chlamydia?
Chlamydia is a bacterial STI that is curable with treatment and antibiotics.
Chlamydia is often called "silent infection"
because many people can have it and not know.
Symptoms of chlamydia include:
white discharge,
pain when going to the bathroom, going to the bathroom more than often,
stomach pain,
pain when having sex.
For people who experience periods,
you may experience bleeding in between periods.
You can also get chlamydia when having unprotected sex with someone who has it,
even if no cum is involved
because our genitals can discharge without cumming
and that is enough to get chlamydia.
Chlamydia is treatable with antibiotics, taken orally.
If you have chlamydia and receive medications,
your sexual partner(s) should be treated for chlamydia.
Because when chlamydia is left untreated, there are risks to get infected again.
It is important to follow treatments for chlamydia, because
it can be given to other sexual partners.
If you do not get treatments, the infection can become complicated.
Some people may experience pelvic pain,
or some people's reproductive system can be damaged,
which may make it difficult to get pregnant.
You can get tested for chlamydia through urine sample
or a swab of the vagina, penis,
or mouth.
NCDHR encourages you to discuss your sexual activity with your doctor or health care provider,
because they can provide you with information and decide on how often you should get tested.

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