Most STDs and STIs are silent, meaning most who contract them don’t know about it until they experience severe symptoms or test positive for the virus.
Our board certified physicians have opted to use the NAAT (nucleic acid amplification test) chlamydia test. It has been proven to be the most accurate chlamydia test available on the market today. This test is FDA approved and works by checking the urine for the presence of the chlamydia trachomatis bacteria. Because this test does not require a culture, you will not have to get undressed or be subjected to any uncomfortable swabbing.
NOTE: If you know you’ve been exposed to HIV or Hepatitis B in the last 72 hours, please go to an emergency room or urgent care clinic immediately to receive preventive treatment.
What You Need To Know:
Chlamydia is completely curable, and treatment is simple. A doctor can give you antibiotics if you are positive, and these will kill the Chlamydia bacteria. Before you can have sex again, remember you and your partner must both have Chlamydia treatment. This is the most sure-fire way not to get infected again. As with every medication, you must follow your doctor’s instructions exactly and read labels carefully for the medication to work correctly.
Usually, you will not see any signs. It is possible that you can have it and not know it. If Chlamydia does show signs or symptoms, they will appear shortly after sexual contact (usually a few weeks later).
Painful urination, stomach pain, bleeding in between periods and odd vaginal discharge are the usual chlamydia symptoms in women.
In men, the symptoms can be unusual penis discharge, burning or itching near the penis or painful urination.
How Can I Get Tested For Chlamydia?:
There is a urine test called the Chlamydia Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (NAA). This is offered in both of the Test Panels. The CDC highly recommends this test for its ability to be very accurate. There is no swabbing involved.