Chlamydia & Gonorrhoea
Chlamydia and gonorrhoea are both very common bacterial infections that are sexually transmitted and can be very easily treated with antibiotics. Often these infections can be present with no symptoms and if left untreated can cause potential long term problems affecting fertility.
Chlamydia and gonorrhoea are sexually transmitted infections (STIs) which means they can be passed on by unprotected sex (vaginal, anal or oral sex without a condom), sharing sex toys and mutual masturbation.
Chlamydia is particularly common in young people aged under 25.
It can take up to 2 weeks after sexual contact for a test to pick up these infections therefore it may be necessary to repeat the tests to make sure we don’t miss infection. We advise to screen regularly, particularly after any partner changes.