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What is chlamydia?

Chlamydia is a common STD that can infect both men and women. It can cause serious, permanent damage to a woman's reproductive system, making it difficult or impossible for her to get pregnant later on. Chlamydia can also cause a potentially fatal ectopic pregnancy (pregnancy that occurs outside the womb).

Signs and Symptoms

For women:

For men:


Chlamydia is spread by:


If left untreated, chlamydia can:

During pregnancy, chlamydia infection:


Testing and Treatment

NOTE: A person can be re-infected after treatment.

STD Treatment Guidelines: CDC

Guidelines for treatment of persons who have or are at risk for sexually transmitted diseases.

Expedited Partner Therapy (EPT) is the practice of treating sex partners of persons with STDs in the absence of medical evaluation or prevention counseling. EPT is implemented through the delivery of or prescription for therapy by the case patient to their partners. Contact your local health department for more information.

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STD Prevention 4815 W. Markham St., Slot 33
Little Rock, AR 72205
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