Chlamydia

What is Chlamydia?

  • It's a bacteria that causes infections.

How do you get Chlamydia?

  • One common way to get Chlamydia is to have unprotected sex with a partner that is infected with Chlamydia.

How do I know if I have Chlamydia?

  • About HALF of guys that have Chlamydia do NOT HAVE ANY SYMPTOMS!
  • If a guy has symptoms, he may have burning when he urinates (pees) and/or a discharge (a liquid that comes out of his penis that is not normal).

How do I get tested for Chlamydia?

  • There is a NEW WAY to get tested by giving a URINE TEST for Chlamydia. Some places have it; some place still use a swab into the penis to test.
  • DO NOT ASSUME that just because a doctor took urine from you that it is being sent for Chlamydia! Ask the doctor exactly what tests he/she is ordering.

Is it Curable?

  • YES. So if you have had unprotected sex, it is important to get tested and CURED, if you have Chlamydia!

Chlamydia may affect your ability to have kids.
It's also important to have your sexual partners treated.