What is Chlamydiosis ?
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What is Chlamydiosis ?
Chlamydia is a very common sexually transmitted infection caused by a bacteria called chlamydia.
Chlamydia is most often asymptomatic, but can manifest as infection of the urethra, cervix, rectum, throat, and even eyes when there is transmission from mother to newborn. born during childbirth. Indeed, children born to an infected mother can suffer from visual and respiratory problems.
It can then cause several problems in men and women, including subfertility and ectopic pregnancy when the infection is not detected and treated.
Women can even become infertile if the infection goes untreated.
The main risk factors are usually unprotected sex, possibly having multiple sexual partners or a partner who has multiple partners. These phenomena are considered at risk. This is the reason why the condom is recommended to protect against chlamydia.
The examination to be screened consists of a vaginal sample in women, urine samples in men. The purpose of this test is to search for the germ responsible for chlamydia, but also for other sexually transmitted diseases or infections (hepatitis B, HIV, etc.).
Chlamydia is the most common bacterial sexually transmitted infection.
She is being treated with antibiotics, but further examinations must be performed to confirm recovery. With antibiotics, symptoms usually go away after one to two weeks. Otherwise, the signs of the disease disappear after four weeks in the majority of cases, around 60 to 70%.
If you would like to know how to protect yourself well against chlamydia and other STDs / STIs, you can watch our video How to put on a condom?
To learn more about other STDs / STIs you can watch all of our videos on the subject, such as What is papillomavirus?