What is Chlamydia?
Chlamydia is a common sexually transmitted infection (STI) that affects both men and women. It is caused by the bacteria Chlamydia trachomatis. Chlamydia usually affects the sexual organs, but can also occur in the anus, mouth, and even eyes. Chlamydia is easily treatable when caught early. If left untreated, it may lead serious health problems such as Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) and ectopic pregnancy in women.
Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted disease. It can be transmitted during vaginal, anal, and oral sex. Genital infection can also be passed from an infected mother to the baby during vaginal childbirth.
The use of condoms and other protective measures may reduce the chance of infection but does not eliminate it completely. Using latex condoms consistently and correctly - from the very beginning of sexual contact until there is no longer skin contact - reduces the risk of transmission of chlamydia.
What is Gonorrhea?
Gonorrhea infections, caused by the bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoeae, can be usually be cured with medication, however cases of antibiotic drug resistance are being seen ("Super Gonorrhea"). It infects both men and women. Gonorrheal infection affects the genitals, rectum, and even throat. It is very common especially among young people within the age of 15-24 years.
Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted disease. It can be transmitted during vaginal, anal, and oral sex.
The use of condoms and other protective measures may reduce the chance of infection but does not eliminate it completely.