Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) passed between people through unprotected sexual contact. Up to 90% of people with chlamydia don’t have symptoms, and you can spread it without knowing. You can get chlamydia in the rectum, penis, cervix/vagina, throat, and even in the eye.
Symptoms can vary depending on location but include:
The best way to find out if you have chlamydia is to get tested. Call the PCN @ 780-639-0011 to book an appointment for screening.
If not treated, chlamydia can cause serious long-term effects to fertility, and can cause pelvic inflammatory disease. In pregnancy, chlamydia can cause premature labour and cause serious eye and lung infections in the baby. All pregnant individuals should get STI screening through routine prenatal care.
All partners need to be tested and treated even if they have no symptoms. You can easily get re-infected if you have unprotected sex with someone before he/she/they have finished their treatment. It is advised to avoid any forms of sexual contact for 7 days after ALL partners have finished treatment. This is the best way to prevent spread and re-infection.