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So, what is a STI?An STI is a Sexually Transmitted Infection that can be passed on through vaginal, anal or oral sex. Most STIs are transmitted through the exchange of sexual fluids, but some can be passed on through skin to skin genital contact.

Chlamydia Chalamydia is one of the most common STI that can infect both men and women. It can cause permanent damage on a womans reproductive system making it impossible to have children in the future.

CauseIt is caused by a bacteria called chalamydia tratchomatis. It is an STI which means you get it through having unsafe sex and catching it from someone who is already infected with it.

PervalenceChlamydia is the most common sexually transmissible infection (STI) in Australia, particularly among young men and women, with more than half of all cases occurring in the 15 to 25 age group. It has been increasing for both genders ever since 1988.

Parramatta Sexual Health ClinicThis clinic provides a range of free sexual health services including: STI testing, treatment, and management; hepatitis B and C testing; hepatitis B vaccination; HIV testing and management; contraceptive advice; and pregnancy testing and counselling.Testing processFor men a simple urine test For women a urine test or a swab test from the cervix, vagina or anusTreatmentAntibiotics are usually subscribed. It may be a single dose or a course. Make sure to ake the whole course of antibiotics

Signs/SymptomsMost people usually don't show any symptoms of Chlamydia. If you do show symptoms they don't show until several weeks after you have been infected. Even though Chlamydia is a "silent" STI, it can still harm your reproductive system. Women with symptoms may include:Burning sensation when urinating (when you wee)Unusual vaginal dischargeMen with symptoms may include"A discharge from their penisA burning sensation when urinating (when you pee)Pain or swelling in one or both testicles (less common symptom)You may also get Chlamydia in the rectum by having anal sex or it spreading possibly from 1 site to another (e.g vagina). Symptoms may include:BleedingDischargeRectal Pain

3 ways to avoid/prevent the transmission of STI's1. CondomUsing a condom is the most effective and most reliable way to prevent the spread of STI2. Limit the amount of sexual partnersBy limiting the amount of partners you're intimate with, you reduce your risk at getting an STI.3.Don't drink or do drugs before having sexIt is most likely you will do something you regret while under the influence of drugs or drugs. If you do have sex with a person who is infected with a STI, chances are you won't even remember that person by the time you wake up. Or you won't even know you have an STI and you could be spreading it to other people.

TreatmeantLuckily Chlamydia is curable with some antibiotics. You may only take a single dose or a course of antibiotics over a week or more.

LOCATION: Parramatta Sexual Health ClinicJeffery HouseLevel 1162 Marsden StreetParramatta NSW 2150



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