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.
75% of women and 50% of men show no symptoms of Chlamydia. If
there are any symptoms, these may include:
Chlamydia symptoms in men:
For both men and women, symptoms can also
The main thing is not to worry or panic if you find out you have
Chlamydia. It is usually treated with antibiotics, either as a
single dose or a longer course for up to two weeks. If taken
correctly, more than 95 out of 100 people treated will be
If you are pregnant, think you are pregnant or you are breast
feeding, it is important to let your doctor know as this could
affect the type of treatment you receive.
Notifying your sexual partner if you test positive for
If you test positive for Chlamydia, it is very important that
you let your sexual partners know, as they may have it too. This is
so they can get tested and treated for the infection. It is
advised that you notify any sexual partners that you have had
within the last six months.
If you do not wish to contact all your sexual partners yourself,
your GUM (Genito Urinary Medicine) clinic or
sexual health clinic can contact your sexual partners for you
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