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Chlamydia: Just The Facts

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Chlamydia is a bacterial infection past on through unprotected sexual intercourse and/or sexual contact. 1 in 14 sexually active young people will have chlamydia

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1. What are the symptoms?
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This is the most common STI and can have no symptoms. It’s most common in young men and women under 25 and can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease in women and infertility in both men and women.

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2. How is it tested?
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The test to find out if you have Chlamydia is a simple urine test or a swab of the affected area. If you’re between 16-24 years you can request a free postal testing kit from Sexual Health Services If you’re under 16 you should see your school nurse, GP or sexual health clinic.

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3. What is the treatment?
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Antibiotics

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4. Share the treatment
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If you have Chlamydia your partner should also be treated, this is to make sure you do not re-infect each other.

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