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What is Chlamydia? A rising sexual disease

With the discovery of antibiotics sexual diseases were thought to become a thing of the past. Syphilis and Gonorrhea were now manageable. However a new and similar disease to these two was on the horizon, it was named after the Greek word for cloak. It is called Chlamydia. It is well named as there are no outward symptoms that someone with it will show. However, it can be extremely painful and even result in an increase in Ectopic pregnancy or infertility if left untreated.

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Luckily help is at hand. Chlamydia Testing Kits London based company Checkurself.org.uk produce can tell you if you are infected. As soon as you find out that you are the best course of action is to stop having sex and go to your GP immediatly. You will be given a course of antibiotics that will be able to clear it up for you.

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Women are more likely to have the disease as it thrives better in the womb. It can also be passed through oral sex as the bacteria is able to remain in the mouth as well. It can also infect the eyes in a form of conjunctivitis similar to that of what Syphilis can do. Great progress has been made in identifying the bacteria from its major appearance in 1990 upto 2006 (although it is believed to have existed well before these key dates). Cases are still high although they are greater in Africa and South Asia. They still occur in Europe for anyone sexually active to need to take care. Advice, as ever, is to use a condom to reduce the chances of infection or simply abstain.

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