Latest news and topics on Chlamydia.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stated there were over 1.7 million new cases of chlamydia reported in the country, making it the most common STD in the nation. The problem with chlamydia is that most people don’t immediately know they’ve been infected with the disease. It is asymptomatic in the beginning – a reason many cases stay untreated for so long.
Why is it so difficult for people to know if they have chlamydia? It’s because there are literally no noticeable symptoms. Although it’s scary to think that you may have chlamydia, it’s important to understand that you are not alone. There are about three million infections each year of this common STD bacteria.
It’s important to talk about the uncomfortable topics in life such as sexually transmitted diseases. While both sexes can be diagnosed with treatable STDs, men, in particularly, seem to have difficulties talking about their condition.
New research has found that exposing chlamydia to the gut could protect against a possible infection in the genital tract. Chlamydia is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases that can cause pelvic inflammatory disease, ectopic pregnancy and infertility.
Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) caused by the bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoeae. This infection comes about through sexual contact with an infected person. This includes oral, anal and vaginal sex. A good number of victims may not show any signs or symptoms of the disease. In men, the condition manifests itself as a burning sensation with urination, discharge from the penis, or testicular pain. Females also reported a burning sensation when urinating, vaginal discharge, vaginal bleeding between periods, or pelvic pain.