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Chlamydia is an STI caused by a bacteria and spread through sexual fluids, including vaginal fluid and semen. You can get it from vaginal sex, anal sex, oral sex, or sharing sex toys with someone who has chlamydia. It often has no symptoms but can be cured with antibiotics.

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How do I know if I have it?

Often, you can have Chlamydia with no symptoms, which is why it’s important to get tested regularly for STIs if you’re sexually active.

Symptoms may include:

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  • Pain and swelling of the testicles
  • Abnormal vaginal discharge
  • Discharge from the penis
  • Rectal pain
  • Burning when peeing
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How do I get treated?

  • Since Chlamydia is a bacterial infection, it can be cured with antibiotics. Treatment consists of completing a course of antibiotics.
  • You should stop having sex while receiving treatment.
  • If your symptoms persist for more than a few days after treatment, you should see your provider for revaluation.


How do I protect myself?

  • Get tested every 3-6 months.
  • Discuss your STI status with your sex partners.
  • Use condoms every time you have vaginal, anal, or oral sex.
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Read more about the most common STIs and other infections below to know how to get tested and treated.

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Syphilis is an STI that starts as a painless sore. It can cause many different symptoms including rash, swollen lymph nodes and even brain damage and blindness.

Chlamydia is an STI that may include painful urination and abnormal discharge from the penis or vagina.

Gonorrhea is an STI that causes painful urination and discharge. If untreated it may cause infertility.

Mpox is spread through close, physical contact between individuals. Symptoms can include rashes, bumps, or blisters.

Vaginitis is a term that covers multiple conditions that are not always transmitted through sex.

Hepatitis means inflammation of the liver. Hepatitis is often caused by a virus and there are many different kinds.

Genital herpes is a common STI that causes genital pain and sores.


Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI). There are many different types of HPV, some more serious than others. The good thing is that there is a vaccine to prevent many types of HPV.