San Francisco Chlamydia Testing

Quality testing and treatment options are availlable with STD Testing San Francisco. Our labs use the Chlamydia Nucleic Acid Amplification test that's recommended by the CDC to test your urine. Chlamydia can be treated with antibiotics if you get test positive. No matter the reason, residents of San Francisco and San Francisco areas deserve hassle-free STD testing and treatment.

Chlamydia facts and stats

10,672

The CDC predicts that about 10,672 new cases of Chlamydia will be reported in the greater San Francisco 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.

4%

From 2000 to 2015, the number of reported Chlamydia infections has increased roughly by 4%, each year across California.

10,672

The CDC predicts that about 10,672 new cases of Chlamydia will be reported in the greater San Francisco 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.

4%

From 2000 to 2015, the number of reported Chlamydia infections has increased roughly by 4%, each year across California.

Chlamydia Frequently Asked Questions

Chlamydia Basics

How is Chlamydia spread?

Chlamydia is spread through all forms of sexual activity, including vaginal, anal, oral sex and genital to genital contact with an infected person. The only way to absolutely prevent contracting Chlamydia is to abstain from sexual activity altogether. However, for those who engage in sexual activity, it is imperative to consistently use condoms or dental dams to reduce your risk of contracting Chlamydia during sexual activity.

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 a common sexually transmitted disease that is curable. Chlamydia is caused by a kind of bacteria called Chlamydia trachomatis that is transferred from one infected person to another during sexual contact, including vaginal, oral and anal sex. In the U.S., there are an estimated 2.8 million new cases of Chlamydia each year. However, because symptoms of Chlamydia are often "silent," many people don't even know they are infected, causing the it to go undiagnosed.

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

There's a risk that a mother infected by the bacteria can pass it to her baby during delivery, potentially causing blindness, joint problems, a blood infection or other risks to the infant's health. To reduce these complications, early testing and treatment of Chlamydia is critical for pregnant women.

If you're pregnant and concerned about Chlamydia, be sure to consult your doctor.

Chlamydia Testing

Is there anything else I should know about Chlamydia testing?

This urine test is the current standard and is the most accurate Chlamydia test to date. The test is based on the amplification of the DNA that is associated with Chlamydia. You'll unlikely get false-positive results because this test is so accurate. If your test results are positive for Chlamydia, we will put you in touch with one of our doctors (at no extra cost, of course) who will discuss your next steps and, if medically appropriate, prescribe medication for you.

What is the test for Chlamydia?

When testing for Chlamydia, we use the Chlamydia Nucleic Acid Amplification (NAA) Test. This test is an industry standard and recommended by the CDC based on its accuracy. And since this is a urine test, all you have to do is pee into a cup.

Chlamydia Treatment

Are there cure and treatment options for Chlamydia?

Yes, it is, and the treatment is easy. If you test positive, one of our doctors will discuss your treatment options on the phone, and if appropriate, he or she will prescribe an antibiotic that will kill the Yes. Chlamydia bacteria. Remember, before you have sex with your partner again, you should make sure that he or she gets tested and treated so that you can avoid getting re-infected. Also, remember to follow any special instructions that your doctor gives you regarding your medication and to read the label on the antibiotic.

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

Leaving a Chlamydia infection untreated can have serious consequences. In men, it can lead the Chlamydia to spread to the epididymis (the tube that carries the sperm from the testes), and cause epididymitis. It is rare, but it in some cases, epididymitis can result in infertility. In women, leaving Chlamydia untreated can cause damage to the fallopian tubes, lead to infertility, increase the risk of ectopic pregnancy, cause early childbirth and be passed from mother to baby during pregnancy or childbirth.

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