Sexually Transmitted Infections can often be a grey area of discussion when it comes to health.
Those with any infections are often very nervous and embarrassed about their problem, and generally find it very hard to discuss the matter publicly.
One of the most common sexual infections is the disease known as Chlamydia.
Chlamydia is a major infectious cause of human genital and eye disease and it is estimated that around one million individuals in the United States alone have the infection.
Chlamydia can be transmitted during vaginal, anal, or oral sex and can be passed from infected mother to her baby during birth, although the chances are about one in three.
The infection can actually take many different forms in each human being and for some, they may never even show symptoms of it.
For most men with the infection, they will usually notice a white discharge from the penis with out without pain.
If untreated, Chlamydia infections can cause serious reproductive and other health problems with both short-term and long-term consequences.
In women, the symptoms can include vaginal bleeding, or a burning sensation while urinating.
The worst-case scenario for the infection is the result in blindness for few of those with the disease. But, those chances are very minimal.
For men, if untreated, it may also result in prostate cancer.
If you do fear you have an infection, or would just really like to play it safe, a test is very easy and takes only a few minutes.
In most western countries, sexual health tests should be free and funded by the government.
All that is required form you is your urine, and it should take a few days for results to be processed.
If infected, treatment is very fast and effective, and results should be seen almost immediately.
Antibiotics are the best form of treatment, and it is usually in the form of one strong tablet that you only need to take once.