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Chlmaydia is the most common STIs in the UK and is passed from person to person through sex. It often has no symptoms, especially in men, so you can easily get it without knowing.
When symptoms do occur in men it can cause;
It is caused by a bacteria called Chlamydia trachomatis. It is most often caught by having sex with someone who is already infected but can also be caught through oral sex.
Wearing a condom is very effective. Because Chlamydia often has no symptoms it is important to have regular check ups. You can get tested at a GUM clinic or your GP centre.
Getting tested for chlamydia is simple and painless. You can either be tested by a urine test or by swab round the end of the urethra (the hole which you pee out of). It is slightly uncomfortable but completely pain free.
It is usually treated by one of two antibiotics
Left untreated, chlamydial infection can lead to:
If you get treatment, very good.
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