It affects both men and women. It is a sexually transmitted infection. The symptoms for men are primarily a burning sense during urination, secretions from the penis, sensitivity or pain of the testicles. For women the disease is asymptomatic but in some cases it may appear as cervicitis.
It is very likely that the infection from chlamydia is accompanied by gonorrhea or syphilis, this is why it is considered proper in the case of a verified sexually transmitted disease that checkups for other sexually transmitted diseases should be carried out.
Sexual partners should also be examined for chlamydia. The regular use of condoms as well as timely briefings will decrease incidences of this particular disease.