How do you get it?
You can be infected with Chlamydia, or pass it on to someone else, during sex.
Chlamydia can’t be passed on through kissing, by sharing towels, cutlery, cups and plates, or toilet seats.
Chlamydia infects the cells inside the cervix (the entrance to the womb), the rectum (anal passage) and the urethra (the urine tube). Once you’re infected, Chlamydia can be passed on in semen or vaginal fluids.
The most common ways for people to get Chlamydia is through vaginal or anal sex with an infected person, without using a condom.
Chlamydia can also be spread through oral sex or through sharing sex toys without washing them.
If infected semen or vaginal fluids come into contact with the eyes, this can cause conjunctivitis (an infection of the eye).
Chlamydia can also be passed from a mother to her baby during pregnancy and childbirth. This may cause the newborn baby to have conjunctivitis and/or pneumonia.
The good news? – It’s free and easy to get a Chlamydia test…