Chlamydia is a common sexually transmitted infection (STI) that affects both men and women with a high incidence rate mainly among sexually active young adults. It is caused by the bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis. Chlamydia usually affects the sexual organs, but can also occur in the anus, mouth or throat and even produce conjunctival infections in the eyes. This infection can result in serious health problems in men and in women.
Chlamydia can be transmitted by direct contact during vaginal, anal and oral sex with infected persons. Genital infection can also be passed from an infected mother to the baby during vaginal childbirth resulting in conjunctival infections and neonatal chlamydial pneumonia in newborns.
The use of condoms consistently and correctly if you have a new sexual partner or more than one sexual partner, and other protective measures can reduce the chance of infection, but does not eliminate it completely. Protecting yourself from the beginning of sexual contact until there is no longer skin-to-skin contact reduces the risk of transmission of chlamydia.
Most people infected with chlamydia do not know they have the disease, as a high
percentage of men and women have no symptoms. When symptoms occur:
The recommended and very effective treatment to cure chlamydia infections are oral antibiotics such as: Azithromycin 1 g by mouth in a single dose or Doxycycline 100 mg by mouth twice daily for 7 to 14 days.
Do not have sexual intercourse for at least 7 days after single dose therapy (Azithromycin) or until you have completed all recommended doses of antibiotics (Doxycycline). To prevent reinfection and the transmission of the disease, your partner should also be treated
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