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
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.