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Chlamydia is the most frequently reported bacterial STD (sexually transmitted disease) in the United States. It is caused by bacteria called Chlamydia trachomatis and is transmitted during oral, vaginal, or anal sex. The infection can also be passed from a mother to her baby during childbirth. Common symptoms of chlamydia include painful urination and abnormal discharge from the vagina or penis. Immediate treatment (which consists of antibiotics) is necessary in order to prevent serious reproductive problems in the future.
(Click Chlamydia for more information about specific complications associated with chlamydia and to find out what tests are used to diagnose the infection. You can also click on the various links in the box to the right to access specific topics on chlamydia.)
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