Whenever I hear someone utter the age old question of, “Is chlamydia curable?” I can’t help but reminisce the days when I myself was infected with chlamydia. When I got the news of my initial infection, I wasn’t too worried as I knew that this disease was relatively easy to treat and was completely curable. However, as a woman, I did wonder whether or not Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) was a concern since it’s one of the many dangerous and life-threatening complications of chlamydia if left untreated for too long. So I did wonder about the possibility of having developed some type of complication.
Here are The Facts About Chlamydia
Fortunately, after completing a full course of oral antibiotics I made a complete recovery and chlamydia is a thing of the past for me now. However since future reinfection is still a possibility, I’ve now taken steps to prevent such infections from reoccurring. The steps includes practicing safe sex and limiting myself to a single sex partner. Essentially, the best thing you and I can do when it comes to avoiding or protecting yourself from chlamydia (and other STDs) in general, is to arm yourself with knowledge regarding what chlamydia is, how it spreads and how you can minimize the risks involved. This will allow you to keep yourself safe as well as those around you.
A pregnant woman infected with chlamydia can pass the disease on to their babies, and it can cause infections of the eyes and lungs. Infertility is also an issue for men, as chlamydia is notoriously known to cause infertility in men. What’s more, men and women with chlamydia are five times more likely to get infected with HIV. These reasons all contribute to the fact that chlamydia is one STD that needs to be dealt with as soon as possible. It’s also the reason why scheduled testing is important, especially if your risk of getting this STD is high.
So, is chlamydia curable?, yes, chlamydia is curable. It’s one of the ‘advantages’ associated with this particular STD. Unlike HIV or herpes which are famous for being ‘untreatable,’ people with chlamydia are actually considered lucky as this STD is completely curable and reversible, providing the treatment for it is administered in time.