Charlotte Chlamydia Testing

Testing and treatment options can be found through STD Testing Charlotte. For patients concerned about Chlamydia, we use theNucleic Acid Amplification test to detect if you've had a recent exposure. If you're positive for Chlamydia, treatment options are available, if medically appropriate. If you live in the Charlotte and Mecklenburg county areas, you deserve stress-free STD testing and treatment.

Chlamydia facts and stats

13,200

The CDC predicts that about 13,200 new cases of Chlamydia will be reported in the greater Charlotte area in 2015.

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On average, the rate of Chlamydia infections among women is more than 2 times the rate of infections found in men.

7%

From 2000 to 2015, the number of reported Chlamydia infections has increased roughly by 7%, each year across North Carolina.

13,200

The CDC predicts that about 13,200 new cases of Chlamydia will be reported in the greater Charlotte area in 2015.

2x

On average, the rate of Chlamydia infections among women is more than 2 times the rate of infections found in men.

7%

From 2000 to 2015, the number of reported Chlamydia infections has increased roughly by 7%, each year across North Carolina.

Chlamydia Frequently Asked Questions

Chlamydia Basics

How is Chlamydia spread?

Chlamydia can be spread through vaginal, anal and (sometimes) oral sex. Even if the tongue or penis doesn't completely penetrate the anus or vagina, Chlamydia can transfer from an infected person to another. To be 100% sure that you won't contract Chlamydia, you can abstain from sexual activities. However, if you are sexually active, your best bet against protecting yourself from this STD is to wear a condom every time you have sexual contact with another person.

What are the symptoms of Chlamydia?

Chlamydia often fails to display symptoms. For this reason, many cases of Chlamydia go undiagnosed because many people are not aware that they have the infection. If there are symptoms of Chlamydia, they will appear a few weeks after sexual contact with an infected person.

For women, symptoms may include painful urination, unusual vaginal discharge, bleeding between periods and stomach pain.

For men, Chlamydia symptoms can include discharge from the penis, painful urination, or burning or itching around the penis
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What is Chlamydia

Chlamydia is one of the most common STDs in the United States. Each year, approximately 2.8 million new cases are reported. Chlamydia is treatable, however, many times people with Chlamydia do not experience symptoms. This causes them to never seek treatment, which can cause Chlamydia to be more dangerous and can result in serious complications.

Will Chlamydia affect my ability to get pregnant or my pregnancy?

If a woman is pregnant, an untreated infection can cause prenatal problems for the unborn baby, which can include pneumonia. Other risks include potentially causing blindness, joint problems, a blood infection, or other risks to the infant's health.

If you're pregnant and worried about Chlamydia, please consult your doctor.

Chlamydia Testing

Is there anything else I should know about Chlamydia testing?

The Chlamydia NAA Test is the current standard and most accurate Chlamydia test. It's based on the amplification of the DNA of the bacteria responsible for the STD. It is extremely unlikely that you will get false-positive results because this test is so accurate. If you happen to test positive, we will put you in contact with one of our doctors at no extra cost. Depending on your situation, our doctor will discuss your next steps and, if medically appropriate, prescribe medication to treat the STD.

What is the test for Chlamydia?

We use a urine test called the Chlamydia Nucleic Acid Amplification (NAA) Test. This test is offered in both of the test panels. The Chlamydia NAA Test is highly recommended by the CDC because it is so accurate. Because there is a urine test, there is no need for you to remove your clothing during the procedure you only need to pee in a cup!

Chlamydia Treatment

Are there cure and treatment options for Chlamydia?

Yes! The good news is that Yes. Chlamydia is totally treatable. If you test positive, your doctor may opt to prescribe you one of the three different types of oral antibiotics that are on the market today. These antibiotics will kill the bacteria, and clear up the infection within a few weeks of prescription. Be careful to complete the course of antibiotic treatment as prescribed by your doctor. Even if you feel that the infection has cleared up, and you feel healthy, taking the complete course of pills that the doctor has prescribed is very important to making sure the bacteria has definitely been killed and help stop it from returning.

What happens if I don't get treatment for Chlamydia?

If left untreated, Chlamydia can cause serious complications.

For women, if an infection isn't treated, it can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), chronic pelvic pain, dangerous tubal pregnancy, and even infertility. Women who have Chlamydia are also more likely to contract HIV if exposed to it. If a woman is pregnant, an untreated infection can cause prenatal problems for the unborn baby, which can include pneumonia.

Men can also have complications as well, including the infection spreading to the prostate and or testicles, inflammation in the penis, or even sterility
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