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One of our biggest concerns at l' Actuel is the frequent lack of symptoms in the presence of chlamydial infections. The real numbers of people who are infected, yet don't know it varies tremendously due to geographic region, age, sex, etc. It is felt that most people infected with chlamydia are not aware of their infections and therefore may not seek health care. Estimates of asymptomatic chlamydial infection range from 40% to 70%, indicating that the true number of chlamydia cases may be much higher than reported. Despite the lack of symptoms...the infection may still be transmitted.
When symptoms do occur, they may begin in as little as 5-10 days after infection, however, there may be very long periods of time before symptom onset. Symptoms may be intermittent is some people, often a reason why help and treatment is not sought. If you are not sure, or think you may be at risk now or in the past, consult your doc!