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Yes, both females and males can get chlamydia.

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Is chlamydia treatment the same for females and males?

Yes, males and females use the same treatment for chlamydia.

Does chlamydia affect females or males?

Both sexes can get it.Both men and women can transmit the chlamydia bacteria.Both females and males can have chlamydia.

Do females carry a host cell for chlamydia?

The cells of males and females can be infected with chlamydia

Is doxycycline the best treatment for chlamydia in males?

Doxycycline and azithromycin are the preferred treatments for chlamydia in males and females.

Do chlamydia and syphilis affect females and males differently?

Syphilis has the same effects in men and women. Chlamydia has different effects in males and females. Females are less likely to get symptoms than males, and can experience pelvic inflammatory disease. Men can experience prostatitis, epididymitis, and orchitis from chlamydia.

How is chlamydia active in males?

Chlamydia is active in males and females in the same way. It infects the mucous membranes and reproduces inside the host cell.

What symptoms are common to both chlamydia and gonorrhea in males and females?

Both females and males may have dysuria (painful urination) or abnormal discharge from chlamydia or gonorrhea. Both men and women may have no symptoms from these infections.

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Are females or males more likely to have chlamydia?

Studies suggest that while reported rates of chlamydia are higher in females than in males, case rates in the general population are probably equal. Reported rates are higher because routine screening of females is more likely than screening of males. See related link for references.

Why are females more likely to get chlamydia than males?

While reported cases are higher in females than in males, studies in the general population suggest that males and females are equally likely to be infected with chlamydia. Because routine screening of males is not common in general health care practices, their infections may go undetected more often. See related links for references.

What is the treatment for chlamydia in females?

Females and males get the same treatment for chlamydia. The first choice treatments are one gram of azithromycin, or doxycycline 100 mg twice daily for seven days.

Do most females and many males with chlamydia have no noticeable symptoms?

That is correct. Of all carriers; approximately 80-90% of females with chlamydia and 80% of females with gonorrhea have no symptoms (see related link) and approximately 50% of men.

Could a female show symptoms of chlamydia and a male not?

Yes, that's possible. 80-90% of females and many males have no symptoms of chlamydia.

Who is the main carrier for chlamydia?

Both males and females can have chlamydia. The most common age group to be infected is 15 to 25 years old.

Do females or males transmit chlamydia?

Both men and women can be infected with and transmit chlamydia. It doesn't just originate in one gender or the other.

Does chlamydia affect everyone?

Chlamydia doesn't affect everyone, but it's very common. In females, 50% will have had chlamydia by the time they're 30. The rates are likely the same in males.

Is doxycycline safe for males to take for chlamydia?

Both males and females can take doxycycline for chlamydia. Talk to your health care provider to find out if it's safe for you to take given your medical history.

Do all males get chlamydia?

No, not all males get chlamydia.

What percentage of people have chlamydia without having symptoms?

Estimates are around 80% to 90% of females and half of males have chlamydia without having symptoms.

Which std is asymptomatic in 80 percent of infected females?

Chlamydia is without symptoms in 80 to 90% of infected females, and in many infected males.

Do males show symptoms of chlamydia?

About half of males with chlamydia get symptoms.

Is chlamydia easily transmitted to males?

Yes, chlamydia is easily transmitted to males.

Do males always have discharge with chlamydia?

Males do not always have discharge with chlamydia. About 10% of men with chlamydia have no symptoms at all.

Can you transmit chlamydia if you have no symptoms?

Yes you can still spread chlamydia if you have no symptoms and still have the bacteria in your body. Most females (80-90%) and many males with chlamydia have no symptoms. You can still get chlamydia from someone without symptoms. For this reason, regular screening is important.

Does chlamydia originate in females or males?

Chlamydia doesn't originate in either gender, but is an infectious disease passed from one person to another. Men and women are infected in equal numbers.

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