One of the very serious aspects of chlamydia is that there are, often, no symptoms.
Different sources cite differing statistics as to how many people experience no symptoms. However, they tend to indicate that
- 70-90% of women and
- up to 25% of men
Have no symptoms. (1) Because of this, people may have the infection for a long time - even years without knowing – and continue to infect others.
1. Victorian Government Health Information; Planned Parenthood Federation of America; DeMets, A; Victoria State Government Department of Human Services; American Social Health Association