The only sure way to prevent Chlamydia is to completely abstain from sexual activity. If you are already sexually active, then a long term, monogamous relationship with a disease-free partner is best. Consistent use of latex condoms greatly reduces the risk of infection as well. Annual screening for the disease is also important.
Chlamydia is known as the "silent" STD because the vast majority of people experience no symptoms. It can be easily cured with antibiotics; get tested today if you think you may have been exposed.Get tested now
Yes. Chlamydia is easily treated with a course of antibiotics.
Bacterial. Caused by the Chlamydia trachomatis bacterium.
Antibiotics. A single dose of Azithromycin or seven daily doses of Doxycycline.
1 to 2 weeks. One to two weeks may be required for symptoms to fully disappear.
No. Sexual activity should be avoided until treatment is successful.
Yes. Re-infection is possible from sexual activity with an infected person.