Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea

Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) that can be transmitted by unprotected sex. It usually goes undetected and causes no symptoms. 

Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea are all sexually transmitted infections (STIs) that can cause serious health problems if left untreated.

  • Chlamydia is a very common STI. It is caused by a bacterium called Chlamydia trachomatis. Chlamydia can infect the urethra, cervix, rectum and throat. In women, chlamydia can cause pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), which can lead to infertility. In men, chlamydia can cause urethritis, which can cause pain and burning when urinating.
  • Gonorrhoea is caused by a bacterium called Neisseria gonorrhoeae. Gonorrhoea can infect the urethra, cervix, rectum and throat. In women, gonorrhoea can cause PID, which can lead to infertility. In men, gonorrhoea can cause urethritis, which can cause pain and burning when urinating. Gonorrhoea can also infect the eyes, causing conjunctivitis.