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  • 1. chlamydia Nayeli Arango Mr.Holley H.I. Period 3 12 November 2010
  • 2. Definition
    • The most common sexually transmitted disease in the United States, which primarily infects the reproductive tract and is caused by the bacterium (Anne Lynn S Chang )
  • 3. What are the symptoms?
    • For women:
    • “ increased or abnormal vaginal discharge”
    • “ Pain or a burning feeling when urinating”
    • “ Irritation or itching around the vagina”
    • “ Bleeding after sexual intercourse or other abnormal vaginal bleeding”
    • “ Pain in the lower abdomen or lower back, nausea, or fever, if the infection has spread to the uterus or fallopian tubes (where eggs move from the ovaries to the uterus)”
    • For men
    • “ A clear, white, or yellowish discharge from the penis”
    • “ A burning feeling when urinating”
    • “ Burning or itching around the opening of the penis”
    • “ Pain or swelling of the testicles”
    • (Amy Breguet)
  • 4. How do you get it?
    • You get it by sexual intercourse. “It is caused by a bacterium called Chlamydia trachomatis that infects cells on mucosal surfaces, such as the genital tract, urinary tract, anorectal tract, eyes, and throat.”
    • (Anne Lynn S. Chang)
  • 5. How do you prevent it?
    • By not having sexual intercourse.
  • 6. How do you treat it?
    • “ A patient receives antibiotic therapy”
    • “ Uncomplicated chlamydia infection can be treated effectively with antibiotics such as doxycycline, azithromycin, erythromycin, or ofloxacin.”
    • A patient with risk factors for STDs or symptoms of the disease is treated presumptively with antibiotic therapy, even before the results of laboratory tests for chlamydia return.
  • 7. Journal
    • I don’t know anything from my assigned STD. I do know that STD are bad for your health. I know that some can’t get cured and if not treated in time some can be deadly. You can get them by oral, and vaginal sex. You can sometimes get them by kissing. I also know that some can be treated and cured.
    • I learned that it is the most common sexually transmitted disease in the United States. I think that people should be more careful when it comes to the STDs.
  • 8. Works Cited
    • Chang, Anne Lynn S. "Chlamydia." Magills Medical Guide . Ed. Tracy Irons-Georges, 4th rev. ed. 5 vols. Pasadena, Calif.: Salem Press, 2008. Salem Health Web. 12 Nov. 2010
    • Breguet, Amy. &quot;Chlamydia.&quot; Teen Health and Wellness. Rosen, 2010. Web. 12 Nov. 2010. <http://www.teenhealthandwellness.com/article/83/chlamydia->.