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WHAT IS CHLAMYDIA? A bacterial sexually transmitting infection (STI). HOW DO YOU GET CHLAMYDIA? During vaginal, anal, or oral sex. SYMPTOMS: No symptoms for most. For others, 1‐3 weeks after initial infection. SYMPTOMS IN WOMEN: abnormal vaginal discharge, burning sensation when urinating, abdominal pain, low back pain, nausea, fever, pain during intercourse, and bleeding between menstrual periods. SYMPTOMS IN MEN: discharge or itching from opening of penis, a burning sensation while urinating. Pain and swelling in testicles is also an uncommon symptom. DIAGNOSIS: A urine test or sample from the infected area. TREATMENT: Antibiotics. All sexual partners should be evaluated, tested, and treated. PREVENTION: Use of condoms during sex. Abstinence. UNH Health Services offers Chlamydia testing and treatment. Call 862‐2856 to schedule an appointment. www.unh.edu/health‐services