Chlamydia is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections (STI). Chlamydia is a bacteria that can be transmitted very easily. If left untreated, the infection can lead to inflammation in the urethra, rectum and genital area.
Chlamydia can be transmitted during almost all sex practices that involve direct contact of (infected) mucous membranes or body fluids (such as semen, urine, front hole secretions).
Chlamydia is most commonly transmitted during fucking, but can also be transmitted through hands or (improperly cleaned) toys. During a blowjob or licking, the bacteria can be absorbed into the throat.
Often, chlamydia does not cause any symptoms and is thus often detected and treated late. In some cases, an untreated infection leads to infertility.
Possible symptoms that may appear after one to three weeks are:
Chlamydia can be detected via a swab or with the help of a urine sample and is easily cured with antibiotics.
The tests can be done at doctors of urology or for skin and sexually transmitted diseases. In many centers for sexual health, Aids help centers or testing projects such as Checkpoints, the tests and consultations are often offered anonymously and at low cost.
More information is available from Deutsche Aidshilfe here.