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Chlamydia or herpes

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A sexually transmitted infection STI is an infection spread by sexual contact. These STIs can cause long-term health problems and problems during pregnancy. Chlamydia is caused by a type of Chlamydia or herpes, which can be passed from person to person during vaginal sex, oral sex, or anal sex.

Infections can occur in the mouth, reproductive organs, urethraand rectum. In women, the most common place for infection is the cervix the opening of the uterus.

Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI): Infections...

Chlamydia usually does not cause symptoms. When symptoms do occur, they may show up between a few days and several weeks after infection. They may be very mild and can be mistaken for a urinary tract or Chlamydia or herpes infection. The most common symptoms in women include the following:. In women, a chlamydia test can be done on a urine sample or on samples taken with a swab from the vagina, mouth, throat, rectum, or the area around the cervix.

A yearly screening test is recommended for women younger than 25 years and for women 25 years and older with risk factors for chlamydia. Chlamydia is treated with antibiotic pills. Your sex partners anyone with whom you have had sexual contact in the past Chlamydia or herpes days or your last sex partner also need to be tested and treated.

Be sure to take all of your medicine as directed.

Chlamydia can be passed to sex partners even during treatment. You should avoid sexual contact until you have finished treatment, and your sex partners should as well. You also should be retested for chlamydia 3 months after treatment.

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