What is Chlamydia?
Chlamydia is the most common bacterial STI in the UK, being most common in people under 25. It affects both men and women. Most people have no symptoms, so will not know they have it. Symptoms can include : Tummy pain, Burning when peeing, Discharge from penis/anus/vagina, Pain during sex, Unusual bleeding from anus or vagina.
If left untreated Chlamydia can lead to serious long-term problems and cause pain, especially in the abdomen, and may lead to ectopic (tubal) pregnancy and male and female infertility (not being able to have a baby). However, it is easily cured with antibiotics. Your partner or any recent sexual contacts must also be treated as they may be infected as well.
Remember, the only way to protect against chlamydia and other sexually transmitted infections is to use a condom every time you have sex.
- Postal Testing Kits:
If you have no symptoms and just want a check up, or have a partner who has chlamydia then you can request a FREE postal test. Postal test kits are only available to residents of Buckinghamshire, please click on the link below
If you have any symptoms, or have been told that a partner has an STI (infection) please call 0300 303 2880 to be seen in clinic
- Sexual Health Clinics:
You can get tests for all STIs at bSHaW sexual health clinics. bSHaW (Buckinghamshire Sexual Health and Wellbeing) offer confidential advice, testing and support.