Chlamydia is often asymptomatic, meaning the person who is infected does not show any symptoms. This bacterial infection is easily spread from person to person, and if left untreated, can have serious health consequences. The test for chlamydia is a simple urine test. If you feel you may have come in contact with chlamydia, or are worried about your overall sexual health and wellbeing, get tested today.
Chlamydia Testing Information
How is chlamydia spread?
Chlamydia is spread from person to person through sexual activity including vaginal, oral, and anal. It is extremely easy to contract Chlamydia, regardless of contact duration or use of contraceptives.
How is chlamydia treated?
Chlamydia can be treated with antibiotics. There are two types of antibiotics that can be prescribed to combat the bacteria, azithromycin and doxycycline. One is a single dose medication, while the other is taken over the course of 7 days. Both effectively kill the bacteria that causes chlamydia. While curable, chlamydia can infect someone more than once. Make sure your partner is also tested and treated before resuming a sexual relationship.
If I test positive for chlamydia, does that mean I also have gonorrhea?
While this is not true, it has been found that people who test positive for chlamydia often also test positive for gonorrhea. Because of this, doctors sometimes recommend getting tested and treated for both at the same time. We offer a dual panel test for both chlamydia and gonorrhea.
There is a possibility that I am pregnant. Can I still be treated for chlamydia?
There are ways to be treated while pregnant. It is also very important to get tested early if you are pregnant. Chlamydia can lead to prenatal pneumonia and fetal blindness. It can also be transferred from the mother to the baby during delivery. If you are pregnant, and feel you may have contracted chlamydia, get tested and treated as soon as possible.