Chlamydia. Hidden and Dangerous

Access to results for tests already ordered will be available until 30th June 2019

It's important that we all think about our sexual health. By testing regularly, you can stay in control and protect yourself and your partner(s).

Contact your local sexual health clinic or GP for more information.

What is Chlamydia?

Chlamydia is a very common Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) and is caused by a bacterium called Chlamydia trachomatis. The bacteria can be found in the semen of men and vaginal fluids of women who have the infection. Chlamydia can be passed from one person to another during unprotected vaginal, oral or anal sex, or it can be passed by sharing sex toys. It can also be passed from mother to baby during birth.

Chlamydia is often referred to as the 'silent infection' as most people who have it don't show any symptoms. If left untreated in women, it can spread to the womb and cause pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), which is a major cause of infertility.

Read more about Chlamydia here

Why should I get tested?

75% of women and 50% of men that are infected show no symptoms of Chlamydia and without having a test, you may not know that something is wrong.  If left untreated, the infection can cause health problems including sterility. Get tested today so you don't pass it on and cause health problems for anyone else.

Free testing is available for 16 to 24 year olds through this website and  is funded and managed by local NHS service providers and healthcare commissioners. 'Don't pass it on ' provides an additional discrete and confidential online option in support of existing services.