So tell me about Chlamydia
- Chlamydia is the most common sexually transmitted infection.
- It can affect men and women.
- About 1 in 14 sexually active young people who are tested have Chlamydia.
- You can get Chlamydia by having sex (vaginal, anal, and oral, or by sharing sex toys) with someone who has the infection.
- This may have been recently or many months, even years, earlier.
- Chlamydia can also be passed to the eyes if it is on someone’s hands.
Untreated Chlamydia can cause serious long-term complications such as pelvic inflammatory disease, epididymitis and infertility in men and women. Most people won’t have any symptoms, but those they might have include discharge, pain when passing urine or after sex, painful testicles or abdomen and irregular bleeding between periods or after sex.
If you are sexually active the only way to protect yourself is by using condoms and getting tested with every new partner and every year.