Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) that affects both men and women. It is caused by having unprotected sex with someone who is infected with the disease.
Chlamydia can cause serious health issues, including infertility in both men and women, and problems during pregnancy. It can also be passed on to infants during childbirth.
Chlamydia can be treated with antibiotics and will need to be retreated if repeat infections occur.
When should I (and my partner) be tested?
- If you are sexually active
- If you or your partner have symptoms, including unusual discharge or painful urination
- If you or your partner have had chlamydia in the past
- Antibiotics can cure chlamydia if taken as directed.
- You can also receive medication for your partner.
Get tested and learn about treatment options
Ask your health care provider or call the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services STD program at 517.241.0870.
Additional information is available at michigan.gov/hivstd.
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