Chlamydia is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among adults. The infection is particularly common among those between the ages of 16 and 24. Symptoms can include a burning sensation when passing urine, an unusual discharge, pain during sex for women, abdominal pain and pain in the testes for men but symptoms will vary from person to person and many people do not experience symptoms at all, hence the popular moniker, ‘the silent disease’. This is why it is recommended that you should be tested every time you change partner.
Some people hate the thought of attending a GUM clinic to get tested for chlamydia however it is possible to Get a chlamydia test online . Tests can be obtained online very easily and only a short registration will be required. For women, either a swab or urine sample will be required. For men, only a urine sample will be required. Results will come back from the laboratory within a couple of days and the results accessed online using your own private log in details.
The infection can be cleared with a short course of antibiotics and all partners should be treated at the same time. If this infection is left untreated, it can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) in women, which in turn can cause infertility. (more...)