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  • 1. By Valerie Chavez Mr. Holley HI 2pr 11/12/10
  • 2. What is Chlamydia • Chlamydia is the most frequently reported STD in the U.S. The rate for Chlamydia is “3.3 times higher” in woman than it is in men. “Chlamydia has long plagued humanity as the most commonly contracted STD.’’ “It is estimated that nearly three million Americans are infected annually.”
  • 3. SymptomsSymptoms  ““Because of the way chlamydia operates, it is sometimes known as the “silent”Because of the way chlamydia operates, it is sometimes known as the “silent” disease.” Sometimes a person will never know that they have Chlamydia becausedisease.” Sometimes a person will never know that they have Chlamydia because they don’t show any symptoms. Some people do show symptoms though, and theythey don’t show any symptoms. Some people do show symptoms though, and they areare  In woman, In menIn woman, In men  ““Increased or abnormal vaginal dischargeIncreased or abnormal vaginal discharge  Pain or a burning feeling when urinatingPain or a burning feeling when urinating  Irritation or itching around theIrritation or itching around the vaginavagina “ A clear, white, or yellowish discharge from“ A clear, white, or yellowish discharge from the penisthe penis  A burning feeling when urinatingA burning feeling when urinating  Burning or itching around the opening of the penisBurning or itching around the opening of the penis  Pain or swelling of the testicles”Pain or swelling of the testicles”  Bleeding after sexual intercourse or otherBleeding after sexual intercourse or other  abnormal vaginal bleedingabnormal vaginal bleeding  Pain in the lower abdomen or lower back,Pain in the lower abdomen or lower back,  nausea, or fever, if the infection has spreadnausea, or fever, if the infection has spread  to the uterus or fallopian tubes (where eggsto the uterus or fallopian tubes (where eggs  move from the ovaries to the uterus)”move from the ovaries to the uterus)”
  • 4. How do you get itHow do you get it  ““Chlamydia is caused by a bacterium calledChlamydia is caused by a bacterium called Chlamydia trachomatisChlamydia trachomatis thatthat infects cells on mucosal surfaces, such as the genital tract, urinary tract,infects cells on mucosal surfaces, such as the genital tract, urinary tract, anorectalanorectal tract, eyes, and throat.”tract, eyes, and throat.” “if someone has chlamydia, he or she can pass it to someone else during vaginal, anal, or oral sex.” “A pregnant woman can also pass chlamydia to her baby during birth”
  • 5. How do you prevent it?How do you prevent it?  You can prevent Chlamydia byYou can prevent Chlamydia by abstinance, condoms, and by having aabstinance, condoms, and by having a monogamy.monogamy.
  • 6. How do you treat itHow do you treat it  ““Uncomplicated chlamydia infection can be treated effectively with antibioticsUncomplicated chlamydia infection can be treated effectively with antibiotics such as doxycycline, azithromycin, erythromycin, or ofloxacin. ”such as doxycycline, azithromycin, erythromycin, or ofloxacin. ” “Up to 50 percent of patients with chlamydia also have gonorrhea, so an antibiotic against gonorrhea is given along with an antibiotic for chlamydia, unless laboratory tests have declared the patient free of gonorrhea. ”
  • 7. JournalJournal • What I know about Chlamydia is very limited. I know it is a sexually transmitted disease and is bacterial. I believe I know a little more about STD’s though. They are sexually transmitted diseases that can be caught by both men and woman, and can be very dangerous if not treated. There are many different types and are either from a bacteria or a virus.
  • 8. BibliographyBibliography  http://www.teenhealthandwellness.com/article/83?search=Chlamydiahttp://www.teenhealthandwellness.com/article/83?search=Chlamydia http://health.salempress.com/na101/home/literatum/publisher/ salemhealth/books/content/books/2008/135e/135e_1175/production/ images/medium/mmg_cover_0111327288-disease.jpg http://www.womenshealth.gov/pregnancy/ images/man_woman_doctor.jpg http://health.salempress.com/ doi/full/10.3331/135E_1175?prevSearch= What%2Bis%2Bchlamydia&searchHistoryKey= &queryHash=6a05da5b739fb57d4c7e23fea4a89b4a http://www.teenhealthandwellness.com/ article/83?search=how%20do%20you%20get% 20chlamydia