Chlamydia is a bacterial infection spread during sexual contact. An infection with Chlamydia may cause a discharge, pain with intercourse or a burning sensation during urination.
Chlamydia can cause a painful condition in women called Pelvic Inflammatory disease (PID). This condition can affect fertility or pregnancy.
A Chlamydia infection can be cured with antibiotic treatment. It is tested in a clinical office.
Young women who are sexually active should be tested for Chlamydia. People with a feeling of burning during urination or a discharge should be tested for Chlamydia.