The worst kind of media a woman could get would definitely have to be Chlamydia but, why is no one talking about it? Let's normalize the conversation about sexual health by discussing all we need to know about Chlamydia, the importance of getting tested, and what to do in the event you test positive.
What is Chlamydia and what Symptoms Do Women Experience
Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted disease that can be spread through unprotected vaginal, oral, or anal sex. It is often referred to as a silent infection due to most individuals not experiencing any symptoms. Research shows that among women ages 14-24, 1 in 20 have Chlamydia. 1 While most individuals are asymptomatic, these are some common symptoms women experience:
- Abnormal Vaginal Discharge
- A burning sensation when urinating
- Rectal Pain
- Rectal Discharge
- Rectal Bleeding 2
If left untreated, Chlamydia can cause permanent damage to the reproductive organs and increase the chances of contracting HIV, which can lead to AIDS.3 Doctors recommend you get tested for STDs at least once a year, and if you have multiple partners, every three to six months.4
Types of Treatment
So, you tested positive for Chlamydia? Don't panic! Chlamydia is a very common STD, especially among young people.5 Studies show that the rate of reported cases of Chlamydia among women is two times that of males. Let's go in-depth about the different treatment options that are currently available to treat Chlamydia.
Someone who has tested positive for Chlamydia should abstain from sexual intercourse for at least seven days after completing a single dose of antibiotics.
- Clinical Research
If you've tested positive for Chlamydia, clinical research may be an option for your treatment. Enrolling in treatment research is a free alternative, and the best part is, no insurance is needed.
Learn About Our Treatment Options!
Centex has STD treatment studies enrolling in North Houston. Those who volunteer will receive access to treatment or placebo at no cost. The best part is, no insurance is required, and each volunteer who qualifies and participates is eligible for compensation. Put your sexual health first and sign up today! Learn more by visiting our website.