Chlamydia infections on the rise

The general rate of chlamydia (pronounced “clam-id-e-yah”) infections is increasing in sexually active young people.

According to the CDC, Chlamydia is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases so it is important that some attention be paid to it. It is a bacterial infection that affects roughly three million people in the United States every year.

You can be infected unknowingly and pass the infection to your partner. Symptoms usually appear between one and three weeks after you have been exposed.

Untreated chlamydia can cause long-term health problems to both men and women so it’s important to get tested.

While the information is general and not specifically related to St Vincent, recent report s by the Ministry of Health, showed that some 1.2 percent of the nation’s adult population is reportedly said to be HIV positive.

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