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Chlamydia is the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI).

STIs are usually passed on between people during sexual contact (although close contact may pass on some infections).

Using condoms reduces the risk of getting a STI.


The bacteria Chlamydia trachomatis causes this infection.

Although infected people often don’t experience any symptoms, their fertility (ability to have children) can be affected if they don’t seek treatment.

There are often no obvious signs of being infected with the Chlamydia bacteria.

This is why you should get tested if you have

engaged in any sexual activity with a potentially-infected person.

Chlamydia Testing and Treatments:

To test for chlamydia; men supply a urine sample, females perform a self-taken vaginal swab.

If your test result is positive, the team will then arrange an appointment for you to be treated for chlamydia

You should also tell your sexual partner(s) to get tested if you are found to be infected.

It is vital that you complete your course of antibiotics, even if you feel well.

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