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Chlamydia symptoms appear in men and women, but are usually quite minimal. But men are more likely to be symptomatic than women. In the absence of symptoms, only chlamydia testing can find out if there is an infection.

Chlamydia Symptoms

Chlamydia - discharge from female sex organThe signs appear 1-3 weeks after sexual contact with an infected person.

These include:

  • a yellowish-white discharge from the sex organs
  • a mild burning sensation during urination.

The signs may disappear without treatment. But without treatment, the disease can lead to infertility. An infected woman may infect her newborn during childbirth.




Serotypes D to K cause non-gonococcal urethritis, mucopurulent cervicitis, proctitis, epididymitis, pneumonia and conjunctivitis in the newborn. Lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV) is caused by serotypes L1-L3 (see section on LGV). Many adult genital infections and most rectal and pharyngeal infections caused by chlamydia are asymptomatic.

Several important complications may result from chlamydial infections, including pelvic inflammatory disease, ectopic pregnancy and tubal infertility in women, epididymo-orchitis in males, and conjunctivitis and reactive arthritis in both sexes. Transmission to neonates during delivery may lead to neonatal conjunctivitis and pneumonia.





Sexual risk (of HIV/STD/pregnancy), and what you can do before and after exposure.

Timeline HIV STD Pregnancy
Before exposure
Abstain from sex, Be faithful, or Condom use
Circumcision (males only)
(females only)
HIV PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis)
– Stop HIV infection before exposure
STD vaccine:
Hepatitis vaccine
HPV vaccine
STD / HIV exposure
Unsafe sex / unprotected sex:
No condom / Condom broke / Condom slip
0-72 hours HIV PEP (post-exposure prophylaxis)
– Stop HIV infection after exposure
STD testing *
Screening test
– to look for asymptomatic infections
– from previous exposures
Emergency contraception
with the
morning-after pill
(females only)
2 weeks HIV DNA Test
1 month HIV 4th Generation Test
SD Bioline HIV Ag/Ab Combo
– Fingerprick blood sampling.
20 minutes to results
3 months HIV 3rd Generation Test
OraQuick® HIV-1/2 Antibody
– Oral fluid or
– Fingerprick blood sampling.
20 minutes to results
STD testing *
– Full & comprehensive
diagnostic test
– to look for current infections
Watch for HIV Symptoms STD Symptoms
If infected HIV Treatment STD Treatment Abortion

* Males: Do not urinate for at least 4 hours before arriving.
* Females: testing is more accurate when you are not menstruating.


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