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A blog post by Dr. Christian Jessen

Posted on the 21st of November 2012.

Chlamydia - What is it?

Why is it that we get nagged so often in magazines and health campaigns about getting tested for chlamydia? Why is it so important to get tested for something that you can’t see or feel?

A blog post by Dr. Christian Jessen

Posted on the 7th of May 2011.

Chlamydia and Your Health

Chlamydia is a bacterium, a microorganism that invades human cells. Like other sexual infections it can enter your body through sexual contact and the exchange of body fluids like semen or vaginal secretions. It is a concern because if undiagnosed and untreated it can cause serious long term problems that it may not be possible to put right.

A blog post by Dr. Christian Jessen

Posted on the 1st of May 2010.

Chlamydia - Frequently Asked Questions

Having worked as a sexual health doctor for many years I have noticed that people ask certain questions substantially more than others. So I thought I would answer some of them here.

A blog post by Dr. Christian Jessen

Posted on the 1st of April 2010.

Chlamydia - What else should I know?

If you do test positive for Chlamydia then it would be strongly advisable for you to go and get checked out for other sexually transmitted infections at a GU clinic. Chlamydia is certainly the more common STI and so is good to screen for, but being infected with Chlamydia means that you might be at risk of catching other infections as well.

A blog post by Dr. Christian Jessen

Posted on the 1st of March 2010.

Chlamydia - So what can I do?

If we are going to look at all the options then the most successful way to avoid catching chlamydia is to not have sex at all – known as abstinence. This is because unless they have been tested at the right times then you can’t know if your partners are infected or not. I appreciate that this is not necessarily the most desirable way to go about things and so the next most important thing you can do is to always use a condom when having sex.


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