What is Chlamydia? Chlamydia is a very common STI that is caused by a bacterium. If detected on time, chlamydia can be cured with antibiotics; however, chlamydia is very serious if left untreated. In women, it can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease (an infection in the uterus, fallopian tubes and ovaries) which can cause infertility or tubal pregnancy (pregnancy in the fallopian tubes instead of the uterus). In men, the infection can spread to the testicles or prostate gland and may cause sterility (not being able to father a child).
To arrange an HIV, Hep C or STBBI education session or training workshop, contact Angelina Butt, Provincial Coordinator HIV services by phone at 579-8656/1-800-563-1575, by email, or through the contact form.