|You are at risk if…||
|Spread:||Seminal and vaginal fluids through oral, anal and vaginal sex|
|Signs:||Him: none; burning with urination; white urethral discharge
Scrotal swelling; fever
Her: none (75% of those infected have no symptoms yet are still contagious)
Vaginal discharge; bleeding after intercourse; uterine infection; tubal infection; lower abdominal pain
|Results:||Her: if left untreated, 20-40% may develop Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID). This can lead to: infertility, chronic pelvic pain, and tubal pregnancy.
Him: result is scrotal pain; risk of sterility
Increased risk of contracting HIV
|Now What?!||Treatable with antibiotics (both sexual partners must take!) Curable by 95%. If no treatment is received, there is a 30% of infertility. Greatest risk is for women.
See your doctor and get tested. You should get checked after each new sexual partner. Talk to your partner about past sexual history and exposure.
|Prevention:||Avoid sexual activity if you are single. Be faithful to one uninfected partner for the rest of your life.|