Chicago Chlamydia Testing

We offer our patients testing and treatment STD Testing Chicago. For Chlamydia, we use a Nucleic Acid Amplification test to test your urine for signs that you may have been exposed to Chlamydia. Chlamydia can be treated with antibiotics if you get test positive. Residents of the Chicago and Cook county areas deserve hassle-free STD testing and treatment.

Chlamydia facts and stats

81,566

The CDC predicts that about 81,566 new cases of Chlamydia will be reported in the greater Chicago area in 2015.

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On average, the rate of Chlamydia infections among women is more than 2 times the rate of infections found in men.

4%

From 2000 to 2015, the number of reported Chlamydia infections has increased roughly by 4%, each year across Illinois.

81,566

The CDC predicts that about 81,566 new cases of Chlamydia will be reported in the greater Chicago area in 2015.

2x

On average, the rate of Chlamydia infections among women is more than 2 times the rate of infections found in men.

4%

From 2000 to 2015, the number of reported Chlamydia infections has increased roughly by 4%, each year across Illinois.

Chlamydia Frequently Asked Questions

Chlamydia Basics

How is Chlamydia spread?

Chlamydia can be spread through vaginal, anal and (sometimes) oral sex. Even if the tongue or penis doesn't completely penetrate the anus or vagina, Chlamydia can transfer from an infected person to another. To be 100% sure that you won't contract Chlamydia, you can abstain from sexual activities. However, if you are sexually active, your best bet against protecting yourself from this STD is to wear a condom every time you have sexual contact with another person.

What are the symptoms of Chlamydia?

Chlamydia often fails to display symptoms. For this reason, many cases of Chlamydia go undiagnosed because many people are not aware that they have the infection. If there are symptoms of Chlamydia, they will appear a few weeks after sexual contact with an infected person.

For women, symptoms may include painful urination, unusual vaginal discharge, bleeding between periods and stomach pain.

For men, Chlamydia symptoms can include discharge from the penis, painful urination, or burning or itching around the penis
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What is Chlamydia

Chlamydia is a common sexually transmitted disease that is curable. Chlamydia is caused by a kind of bacteria called Chlamydia trachomatis that is transferred from one infected person to another during sexual contact, including vaginal, oral and anal sex. In the U.S., there are an estimated 2.8 million new cases of Chlamydia each year. However, because symptoms of Chlamydia are often "silent," many people don't even know they are infected, causing the it to go undiagnosed.

Will Chlamydia affect my ability to get pregnant or my pregnancy?

There's a risk that a mother infected by the bacteria can pass it to her baby during delivery, potentially causing blindness, joint problems, a blood infection or other risks to the infant's health. To reduce these complications, early testing and treatment of Chlamydia is critical for pregnant women.

If you're pregnant and concerned about Chlamydia, be sure to consult your doctor.

Chlamydia Testing

Is there anything else I should know about Chlamydia testing?

The Chlamydia NAA Test is the current standard and most accurate Chlamydia test. It's based on the amplification of the DNA of the bacteria responsible for the STD. It is extremely unlikely that you will get false-positive results because this test is so accurate. If you happen to test positive, we will put you in contact with one of our doctors at no extra cost. Depending on your situation, our doctor will discuss your next steps and, if medically appropriate, prescribe medication to treat the STD.

What is the test for Chlamydia?

We use a test called the Chlamydia Nucleic Acid Amplification (NAA) Test that is highly recommended by the CDC for its accuracy. This is a urine test, so you don't need to remove your clothes to undergo this procedure. All you need to do is pee in a cup.

Chlamydia Treatment

Are there cure and treatment options for Chlamydia?

Yes. Chlamydia is curable and treatment is simple. If you're positive, our doctors will prescribe antibiotics that kill the Chlamydia bacteria. Before you have sex with your partner again, make sure that he or she is tested and treated to avoid getting re-infected. Remember to read the label on any medication that is prescribed to you, and follow any special instructions given to you by your doctor.

What happens if I don't get treatment for Chlamydia?

If left untreated, Chlamydia can cause serious complications.

For women, if an infection isn't treated, it can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), chronic pelvic pain, dangerous tubal pregnancy, and even infertility. Women who have Chlamydia are also more likely to contract HIV if exposed to it. If a woman is pregnant, an untreated infection can cause prenatal problems for the unborn baby, which can include pneumonia.

Men can also have complications as well, including the infection spreading to the prostate and or testicles, inflammation in the penis, or even sterility
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  • Chlamydia
  • Herpes 1
  • Gonorrhea
  • Herpes 2
  • Syphilis
  • HIV
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  • Hepatitis C

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