Chlamydia… totally curable!

Chlamydia is one of the most common STIs in both guys and gals. Most people don’t even know they have it, because lots of folks never have any signs or symptoms. (This is why it’s super important to be tested if you are sexually active). Chlamydia can be in the genitals, but also the throat and eyes.

Possible Signs & Symptoms

People with a vagina may notice… People with a penis may notice…
Discharge from the vagina Discharge from the penis
Burning when peeing Burning when peeing
Vagina is sore, maybe itchy Penis is sore, maybe itchy
Unusual bleeding Pain in the testicles
Lower belly pain

Super important detail: Chlamydia is curable! The cure is just one dose of antibiotic pills in a clinic or nursing station (which is also free). Sometimes people have gonorrhea and chlamydia at the same time. You have to make sure to give the treatment time to work before doing sex stuff again, and when the time is right use a condom to help prevent chlamydia. Leaving chlamydia untreated in both guys and gals can lead to serious and sometimes permanent effects. PS- your sexual partners need testing & treatment too.