So who is Chlamydia? - Chlamydia is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the UK. It affects both sexes, although young women are more at risk. Chlamydia can be easily treated, but it often has no symptoms so remains undetected and can cause infertility. To find out more about chlamydia and where to get tested visit:







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