Chlamydia

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0
new cases in 2017

With roughly 47 million young people in the United States, that means roughly

Chlamydia Rates

1 in 28

had a new chlamydia infection.

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0
new cases in 2017

With roughly 47 million young people in the United States, that means roughly

Chlamydia Rates

1 in 28

had a new chlamydia infection.

What is chlamydia?

Chlamydia is a bacterial infection that disproportionately affects sexually active people younger than 25, and especially women under 25. It’s a very common STD that can infect both men and women, but it can cause serious damage to a woman’s reproductive system. It can be spread through vaginal, anal, or oral sex. Often times when people have chlamydia, they don’t have any symptoms and feel fine, so they might not even know they’re infected.

Chlamydia is easily cured with antibiotics, but can cause major health problems for you in the future. That’s why it’s important to test for STDs if you are sexually active – the quicker you know if you have chlamydia, the quicker it can be treated. Using condoms for vaginal and anal sex, as well as dental dams for oral sex, offer you the best protection against chlamydia and other STDs.

Would I know if I have it?

Are there symptoms?

Most people with chlamydia don’t have any symptoms. If you do have symptoms, they may not appear until several weeks after you have sex with an infected partner. Even if you don’t have any symptoms, the infection is still causing damage to your reproductive system.

People with vagina who have symptoms may notice:

  • An abnormal vaginal discharge.
  • A burning sensation when urinating.
  • If a rectal infection, there may be rectal pain, discharge from the rectum, or bleeding from the rectum.

People with penises who have symptoms may notice:

  • A yellow, white, or cloudy discharge from the penis.
  • A burning sensation when urinating.
  • Pain and swelling in one or both testicles.
  • If a rectal infection, there may be rectal pain, discharge from the rectum, or bleeding from the rectum.

Quick Facts

  • Chlamydia is the most frequently reported bacterial STI in the United States.
  • Young people account for 63% of new chlamydia cases, however young people only account for roughly 14% of the United States population.
  • 1.7 million new cases of chlamydia were reported in 2017 alone.
  • Due to the fact that many people don’t develop noticeable symptoms, this infection is also known as the silent infection.

Young people from ages 15-25 accounted for

0%

of new chlamydia cases.

Chlamydia

Chlamydia is one of the most common STDs in the United States. Tap one of the buttons or scroll down for more info.

What is it?

Quick Facts

Symptoms

0
new cases in 2017

With roughly 47 million young people in the United States, that means roughly

Chlamydia Rates

1 in 28

had a new chlamydia infection.

What is it?

Chlamydia is a bacterial infection that disproportionately affects sexually active people younger than 25, and especially women under 25. It can be spread through vaginal, anal, or oral sex. Often times when people have chlamydia, they don’t have any symptoms and feel fine, so they might not even know they’re infected. Read More

Young people from ages 15-25 accounted for

0 %

of new chlamydia cases.

Quick Facts

  • Chlamydia is the most frequently reported bacterial STI in the United States.
  • Young people account for 63% of new chlamydia cases, however young people only account for roughly 14% of the United States population.
  • 1.7 million new cases of chlamydia were reported in 2017 alone.
  • Due to the fact that many people don’t develop noticeable symptoms, this infection is also known as the silent infection.

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Would I know if I have it?

Most people with chlamydia don’t have any symptoms. If you do have symptoms, they may not appear until several weeks after you have sex with an infected partner. Even if you don’t have any symptoms, the infection is still causing damage to your reproductive system.

Women with symptoms may notice:

  • An abnormal vaginal discharge.
  • A burning sensation when urinating.
  • If a rectal infection, there may be rectal pain, discharge from the rectum, or bleeding from the rectum.

Men with symptoms may notice:

  • A yellow, white, or cloudy discharge from the penis.
  • A burning sensation when urinating.
  • Pain and swelling in one or both testicles.
  • If a rectal infection, there may be rectal pain, discharge from the rectum, or bleeding from the rectum.