Our lead clinician, Dr Sylvia discusses Chlamydia, a sexually transmitted infection in this Vlog, highlighting the symptoms of the disease and how it is contracted.
Sexual activity is meant to provide satisfaction and enjoyment. So how do we end up with problems like sexually transmitted infections?
Simply because the process of sexual activity allows the transfer of certain germs from one person - the carrier to another, the recipient.
Whatever form of sexual activity you engage in - and by that we mean - oral sex, vaginal sex, anal sex etc - you are at risk of contracting a sexual infection if your partner has the disease.
According to the WHO, the germs involved in the greatest transmission of sexual infections are 8 in number. Of these:
Presently 4 are curable: Chlamydia, Syphilis, Gonorrhoea, and Trichomoniasis
The other 4 are caused by viruses and are incurable: Hepatitis B, Herpes Simplex Virus (Herpes), HIV, and Human Papilloma Virus (HPV associated with genital warts and cervical cancer).
Today, let's talk about Chlamydia.
It's an infection by a bacterial germ known as Chlamydia trachomatis and studies indicate that it occurs most frequently in young people aged between ages 15 and 25 or 30 years.
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