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Chlamydia is a disease caused by the bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis. The bacteria attach themselves to the lining of the abdomen, rectum and throat.
Infection occurs through direct contact between an infected and a healthy person's mucous membranes during sexual intercourse or oral sex. One can become infected indirectly with your hands when XX fondle the genitals. Chlamydia is common among sexually active under 25. Chlamydia increases the risk of becoming infected with other sexually transmitted infections. Chlamydia causes skin on the genitals are sore and easily amenable to other infectious agents. The immune system is also concerned with combating chlamydia infection.
Proper use of male and female condoms are the only effective ways to protect themselves against chlamydia at sexual intercourse. Condoms protect against infection by oral sex to boys.
60-80% of those infected with chlamydia have no complaints. If you get any symptoms one notices these earliest 1-2 weeks after being infected.
You must test yourself promptly if you have such symptoms, Chlamydia home test is the only way to be sure that your are not infected. Chlamydia many times have very mild or no symptoms at all.
Chlamydia bacteria can reduce the ability to have children, both boys and girls. Because of this risk, it is important to detect and treat chlamydia earliest possible. Routinely test when you change partner is a good way to avoid impaired fertility.