Chlamydia happens to be the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI) in the world. With a whopping 2.3 million Americans infected, primarily men and women under the age of 25, Chlamydia can affect the genitals (penis or vagina), the cervix, urethra, anus, throat, or the eyes in its human hosts.
Chlamydia is most known as a sexually transmitted bacterial infection, spread by human to human sexual contact, including penetration, oral sex, petting, or contact with an infected person’s genitals, mouth, or anus. However, Chlamydia trachomatis bacteria can also be passed from mother to baby, or via contact with an infected person’s hand to eye contact.
Unfortunately, Chlamydia doesn’t always show obvious signs. However, you may experience the following symptoms within 5 to 10 days after you become infected…
1. No Symptoms
The scariest thing about Chlamydia is that it often shows no symptoms—with 3 out of 4 women unaware they have the infection; and 50-percent of men showing no signs of Chlamydia infection.