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Chlamydia

Chlamydia is the most commonly diagnosed sexually transmitted infection (STI) in New Zealand. Many people with chlamydia don't have any symptoms. If you are sexually active, it's a good idea to get tested.

Chlamydia can be treated with a course of antibiotics, but if it's not treated it can cause infertility in both men and women.

Using a condom every time you have sex is the best way to protect yourself from getting or passing on chlamydia.

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Written by HealthInfo clinical advisers. Updated September 2016.

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