Chlamydia is the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI) in the UK and is most common in under 25s.
Here are some key facts:
- There are often no signs or symptoms
- It can affect anyone who has ever had unprotected sex
- 1 in 10 young people who are sexually active are thought to have chlamydia
- It is a bacterial infection
- Tests usually involve giving a urine sample or taking a swab
- If left untreated can affect fertility in men and women
- It is passed on through unprotected vaginal, anal or oral sex, sharing sex toys or genital-to-genital contact
- The only way to protect yourself is to use condoms every time you have sex
- It is treated with antibiotics
Gonorrhoea is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) that can infect both men and women. It can cause infections in the genitals, rectum, and throat. It is caused by bacteria called Neisseria gonorrhoeae or gonococcus.
Symptoms of gonorrhoea usually develop within about 2 weeks of being infected, although they sometimes do not appear until many months later.
About 1 in 10 infected men and 5 in 10 infected women will not experience any obvious symptoms, which means the condition can go untreated for some time.
It's important to be tested for gonorrhoea if you think there's a chance you're infected, even if you have no obvious symptoms or the symptoms have gone away on their own. WE CAN OFFER TREATMENT TOO