Chlamydia in Iowa

Chlamydia is a common STD caused by infection with the bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis. In addition to infecting the reproductive tract, chlamydial infections can also occur in the rectum, throat, or eyes. It can cause cervicitis in women and urethritis and proctitis in both men and women. Untreated chlamydia may lead to serious health consequences in women, including pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), tubal factor infertility, ectopic pregnancy, and chronic pelvic pain. Infection with Chlamydia trachomatis increases the likelihood of acquiring or transmitting HIV.