Chlamydia

Chlamydia is Australia's most common sexually transmitted disease and because there are often no symptoms. 

You might not even know you have it... and that could be dangerous - as it causes major health risks like infertility, chronic pain or infection of the liver or joints.

What is it?

It is caused by the bacteria Chlamydia trachomatis and can infect the vagina, penis, urethra, cervix, uterus, anus and eye.

Who is most likely to get it?

Any sexually active person can get it.

How to avoid getting it?

Safe sex practices using a barrier such as a condom or dam and limiting the number of sexual partners.

How do you find out if you have it?

A simple urine test at your GP.

How can it be treated?

There are various treatment regimes but the simplest treatment/cure is just one dose of a particular antibiotic.

Can I get it again?

Yes, every time you have unsafe sex you are at risk.

Where do I go for help?

See your doctor or contact :