London has a high number of sexually active people. With more people having more sex with more partners, STIs like Chlamydia are more common. Chlamydia often has no symptoms, which is one of the reasons why it is so common, as people do not realise they have it. However, a long term Chlamydia infection can cause serious health and fertility issues for both men and women.
Choosing to have a Chlamydia Test can be the hardest decision for many Londoners. There is a lot of information about Chlamydia, and there are all manner of different ways to get tested. Whatever you choose, getting tested is the most important thing.
Chlamydia will not go away on its own. You need to take antibiotics to be cured. If you do not, you can pass it on to new partners and it can cause damage to their health and fertility.
Chlamydia is particularly problematic for women. It can cause damage to the Fallopian tubes, which can stop eggs passing through them, making it much harder to get pregnant. Untreated Chlamydia in women can lead to infertility.
In men, Chlamydia can cause damage to the internal organs. This can lead to reduced fertility in men.
For both men and women, other symptoms may include:
Chlamydia can be tested for with a urine sample and a swan of the vagina, throat or rectum.
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