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Klamidia

Klamidia is a common misspelling of the sexually-transmitted disease (STD) Chlamydia. Other misspellings that you may encounter include "klamydia," "clamidia," or "klimidia." Regardless of how you spell it, it is a serious disease that is the most frequently reported STD infection. And, estimates suggest that it is extremely under-reported, as many people are unaware of the symptoms.

Chlamydia is transmitted sexually, through vaginal, anal, or oral sex. Chlamydia can be transmitted by an infected mother to her baby during childbirth, as well. Symptoms can be very mild, and can be easily ignored. The initial symptoms, if any are noticed, can appear between 1-3 weeks after the exposure. Chlamydia is known as a perfect example of a "silent" disease, with nearly three quarters of infected women and half of infected men reporting no obvious symptoms.

Left untreated, Chlamydia can lead to serious reproductive problems in both men and women, ranging from pelvic pain to complete sterility. Incidence of Chlamydia is on the rise, with an increasing number of cases being diagnosed each year. There are well over a million cases a year reported in the United States alone.

Understand that whether you spell "Klamidia" correctly or not it is a serious condition that needs to be prevented—or properly treated—to avoid long term consequences.