Chlamydia is the most commonly reported sexually transmitted bacterial infection in Minnesota and the United States. It is caused by Chlamydia trachomatis, a bacterium that can infect the penis, vagina, cervix, anus, and urethra. It can also infect the eyes or lungs of children at the time of birth. Chlamydia is curable with antibiotics.
- STD Facts:
MDH overview of chlamydia: signs and symptoms, transmission, complications, prevention and treatment. (PDF versions are available in English, Spanish, Amharic, Oromo, and Somali.)
- STD Facts:
Lymphogranuloma Venereum (LGV)
- Important Information
for You and Your Partner
This brochure is designed to help those infected with chlamydia and/or gonorrhea to notify their sexual partners about their potential exposure. The brochure may be downloaded for duplication purposes.
- For Persons
Who Have Been Sexually Assaulted - Information You Should Know About
For those who may have been sexually assaulted, this brochure provides guidelines on being tested for HIV and other STDs. The brochure may be downloaded for duplication purposes.
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