The people of the Bear River Health District will be among the healthiest in the state

Chlamydia rates within the health district

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Story Behind the Curve

Chlamydia is a common sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by bacteria. You may not know you have chlamydia because many people never develop the signs or symptoms, such as genital pain and discharge from the vagina or penis. Chlamydia trachomatis affects both men and women and occurs in all age groups, though it's most prevalent among young women. Chlamydia isn't difficult to treat once you know you have it. If left untreated, however, it can lead to more-serious health problems.

This indicator shows the cases of chlamydia per 100,000 people within the health district. 

Partners

Local screening offices (doctors), Planned Parenthood and Utah Department of Health. 

What Works

To reduce the risk of getting infected with chlamydia, use a condom during sex. Condoms used properly during every sexual encounter reduce but don't eliminate the risk of infection. Limit the number of sexual partners, or consider practicing abstinence. Those that think they are infected should avoid sexual contact and see a doctor. If someone tests positive, their partner should also get treatment. Get retested after three months, even if both partners appear infection free.

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