Chlamydia and Gonorrhea—Infographic
Under 30 & sexually active?
It’s a good idea to get tested.
If you have ever had oral, vaginal or anal intercourse, you are sexually active.
- Many people don’t have symptoms
- Chlamydia and gonorrhea can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease, pain and possibly infertility
- Antibiotics can treat these infections
Tests can be done through a doctor’s office or health clinic.
Choose the option that’s right for you.
The most common tests are a urine test or genital swab.
If you test positive, you’ll be prescribed antibiotics and asked not to have sex of any kind for one week.
More tests may be done later to check for re-infection.
If you test negative, keep practicing safer sex.
Talk to your doctor about how to protect yourself.
Chlamydia and gonorrhea infections are automatically reported to public health.
Public health nurses may contact you to help with contact tracing. That means confidentially contacting your sexual partners so they can get tested and treated.
No test is foolproof and sometimes there are false positives.
If you receive a positive test result, try to stay calm and talk to your doctor.