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Chlamydia

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    Mailing Address

    Fairfield Service Center, 1295 West Fairfield Drive, Pensacola, Florida 32501 

     

     

What is chlamydia?  

Chlamydia is the most commonly spread bacterial STD among men and women in the U.S. that can be cured easily. Chlamydia is most prevalent among sexually active young person’s aged 14-24 but anyone can become infected. Chlamydia can cause serious, permanent damage to a female’s reproductive system. If left untreated, chlamydia can make it difficult to become pregnant. Chlamydia can also cause a fatal ectopic pregnancy (pregnancy that occurs outside the womb). For males infected with chlamydia there is a potential risk of infertility. All sexually active persons should be tested for chlamydia and other STDs at least once a year.

How is chlamydia spread?  

Chlamydia is spread through anal, vaginal, and/or oral sex with someone who has chlamydia. Chlamydia can spread even if a male partner does not ejaculate. You can be re-infected with chlamydia even if you have been treated before.

What are the symptoms of chlamydia? 

Most people who have chlamydia do not have symptoms. If you do have symptoms, they may not appear for several weeks after initial exposure. Men and women may also be infected through the rectum (anal sex or spread form another site). This may result in rectal pain, discharge, and/or bleeding.

Women with symptoms may have:
• abnormal vaginal discharge
• burning sensation when urinating

Men with symptoms may have
• discharge from their penis
• burning sensation when urinating
• pain or swelling in one or both testicles

 

How can I protect myself from getting chlamydia? 

  • Abstain from sex
  • Be in a long-term, mutually monogamous relationship with a partner who has tested negative for STDs
  • Use latex condoms and/or other preventive methods during all sexual activities
  • Regular testing for chlamydia and other STDs
  • If not in a monogamous relationship, reduce number of partners
  • Open-dialogue with partner(s) about sexual health practices and testing
  • Knowing the signs and symptoms of STDs, if applicable (in chlamydia and gonorrhea you may not have any signs or symptoms)

Additional Resources 

CDC: Chlamydia

Location & Contact Information 

Fairfield Service Center
1295 West Fairfield Drive

The STD office is open:
Monday-Thursday from 8 AM to 5 PM
Fridays from 7:30 AM to 1:30 PM

Call 850-595-6500, Option 1 to schedule an appointment or for more information.