Chlamydia is a common STD (sexually transmitted disease) that can infect both men and women

Burning with urination and a discharge from the genitals are the two most common symptoms; however, 3 of 4 infected females and 1 of 2 infected males have no symptoms. Untreated chlamydia can lead to a more serious infection in the reproductive system and can lead to infertility in women.

An STD test for chlamydia is simple – a urine sample. The treatment is a one-time dose of four pills. Protection is a available – low cost/free condoms at the Tillamook County Family Health Centers.

STD testing is recommended every year for the sexually active. Make your appointment today.

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