What is chlymidia, and what can you do about it?
This website is to help you determine if you have chlymidia, and if you do, what you can do about it. Initially I couldn’t find out much about the disease after searching online, so I did some research of my own, and have compiled all my findings onto www.chlymidia.org to help other people in the same situation as me. Naturally with this type of issue, it is a bit embarrassing to go to the doctor about, which is why I looked for information online first. However if the disease is left unchecked, it can lead to more serious problems such as infertility, pid and damage to the cervix.
So to get started, read our quick introduction to chlymidia below, then use the menu on the right hand side, and follow the links. The information should educate you a bit about what it is, and how exactly to deal with it. I hope the information will be helpful to you, and you will have a bit more knowledge on the subject after visiting the site.
What Exactly is Chlymidia?
Chlymidia is known as a sexually transmitted infection (STI) caused by the bacterium ‘chlamydia trachomatis’. The number of new diagnoses has been steadily increasing each year since the mid-1990s in the UK, and chlymidia has now become the most commonly diagnosed STI/STD.
Chlymidia is often called the ‘silent’ disease, due to most people who get it do not experience any obvious symptoms. Roughly 50% of men and 70-80% of women who get the chlamydia infection will have zero symptoms and many cases of chlamydia remain undiagnosed. Chlymidia is one of the most common sexually transmitted disease out there. Please see the symptoms page for detailed information.
How common is Chlymidia?
The number of confirmed cases of chlamydia rose from 121,791 to 123,018 between 2007 and 2008. The people most likely to be infected are under the age of 25, and 65% (80,258) of all new chlamydia diagnoses made in 2008 were in young adults between the ages of 16 and 24.
What Can You Do About It?
The chlamydial infections can generally be easily diagnosed through a simple urine or swab test, and once diagnosed it can be treated with antibiotics. Untreated chlamydia can easily lead to more serious health problems and infertility. Please see the diagnosis page for more information.
If you are under 25 and live in the UK, you can get a confidential chlamydia test through the National Chlamydia Screening Programme. People over 25 can visit their local GP or a GUM (genitourinary medicine) or sexual health clinic to organise a test. Please use the links on the left to get more info about chlymidia, or click the button to the right to see if you have any of the indications of the infection.