Chlamydia is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases in the U.S. This infection is easily spread because there may be no symptoms and may be unknowingly passed to sexual partners. Many doctors recommend that people with more than one sex partner be tested for chlamydia regularly, even if they don't have symptoms. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how chlamydia is contracted, what it looks like, how to treat it, and much more.
Chlamydia -- The Basics
Learn the basics and causes of chlamydia, a sexually transmitted disease, from the experts at WebMD.
Symptoms of Chlamydia
Learn the symptoms of chlamydia, which is a sexually transmitted disease (STD).
Tests for Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
WebMD provides a brief overview of tests for sexually transmitted diseases, or STDs.
The Basics of Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
WebMD provides an overview of sexually transmitted diseases, or STDs.
The Scope of STDs
A look at some of the most common STDs, as well as the scope of the problem in the United States and abroad.
Women and Chlamydia
You might not be intimately familiar with the name, but chlamydia is actually the most commonly reported bacterial sexually transmitted disease (STD) in the U.S.
Chlamydia is an infection caused by the bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis. It's one of the most widespread of all sexually transmitted diseases, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
When and How to Reveal You Have an STD
Telling a new sex partner you have an STD (sexually transmitted disease) such as herpes can be intimidating. Louanne Cole Weston, PhD, offers her advice for having “the conversation” before – not after – you have sex and risk passing along a sexually transmitted disease.