Chlamydia is the most common sexually transmitted infection. It is caused by the bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis, often with mild to absent symptoms. Although easily treatable, life-threatening and irreversible damage occurs if the infection is left to spread through the body untreated. Chlamydia can also be transmitted from infected mothers to their babies during birth, and infected patients are five times more likely to become infected with HIV, if exposed. The ease with which other infections promote themselves in infected-infected individuals is due to weakened immune systems caused by the first infection. Today, Chlamydia is known as the "silent" bacteria since 75% of infected individuals have no symptoms in the early stages. To help contain this infection, an annual screening for Chlamydia is recommended for all sexually active and pregnant women. One of the greatest advantages of our technology is the fact that it allows the patient to auto-sample at home or work, without having to go to the clinic go in person.

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