A chlamydia vaccine clinical trial raises hopes of cure for ‘hidden’ sexually transmitted chlamydia infection. For more information see the full article in the Guardian by clicking here. Home Health UK stocks a range of chlamydia tests, click here to see our female only test range and here to see our unisex test range.
We also have lots of health information, so for more information about Chlamydia and other sexually transmitted infections click here.
Chlamydia is caused by a bacterial infection and is the most common sexually transmitted disease, affecting about 1 in 20 people between 15 and 50. It is important to test for chlamydia as the disease doesn’t always produce symptoms but left untreated can cause infertility and ectopic pregnancy. Chlamydia is easily treated with a course of antibiotics. For more information from the NHS click here.
For more detailed information on chlamydia and possible symptoms here.
About 75% of women and 50% of men with Chlamydia have no symptoms of infection.
In women, untreated Chlamydia can spread into the pelvic area and infect the uterus, fallopian tubes, and ovaries leading to pelvic inflammatory disease, a very serious infection. It is also a major cause of cervicitis, urethritis, and endometriosis in women. This is a worry because an infection can cause sterility. This is why we sell this test as all women who are trying for a baby should have this test first as any unprotected sex can cause the infection to be contracted.