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While rates of STD infections continue to rise, healthcare workers are recommending that individuals get a Chlamydia test because, even though it is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases, experts say it is also one of the most easily cured.
Chlamydia is caused by a bacteria rather than a virus, which means that simple antibiotics, like penicillin, can quickly rid the body of the disease. However, if it is left untreated, Chlamydia can cause infertility.
Lenore Myers, of the Dowell Health Center at Towson University, told theTowerLight.com that many people don't realize they have the disease and continue to spread it. But a simple test and round of antibiotics is all it takes to rid their body of Chlamydia.
"Chlamydia is the most common bacterial STD which means its the [easiest] one to get rid of with antibiotics." Meyers told the news source.
A recent National Health Survey estimated that more than 2 million people between the ages of 14 and 39 are infected with Chlamydia.
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