What is it and how do I get it?
Chlamydia is a bacterial infection. It is most commonly passed on by fucking or getting fucked without a condom, but it can also be passed by sucking cock or rimming. Rates of chlamydia have increased substantially in the last ten years. In 2014, more than 11,468 gay men were diagnosed with chlamydia at sexual health clinics in the UK [1].

How do I prevent it?
Using condoms will prevent many cases of chlamydia. If you wanted to reduce the risks further, you would have to use condoms for oral sex. Sucking cock carries a risk even if he doesn't cum in your mouth.

How do I know I've got it?
One to six weeks after being infected, it can cause a yellowy white discharge from your cock or, more rarely, from your arse or throat – the three most common places to catch it. You may also have pain when pissing and an urge to piss more frequently than usual.
However many infected guys don't show any symptoms at all, but are still infectious, so they can pass it on to other sexual partners without knowing it.

A sexual health clinic can test you for chlamydia and this should form part of routine sexual health check-ups. It is tested for by taking a urine sample or a swab from your cock and arse. If left untreated, the infection can spread from the cock to the prostate gland, balls and other parts of the body, which can become tender and inflamed. LGV is a form of chlamydia and is more common in HIV-positive guys.

How do I get it treated?
Chlamydia is usually treatable with antibiotics. If you have chlamydia you should inform your recent sexual partners. It's important that you tell any regular partner so that they can get tested and treated too. You then need to avoid sex with them until the treatment has taken effect (usually a couple of weeks) as it's common for people to pass it back and forth to each other. If this happens you'll need treatment again.

Which sexual partners should I inform if I've been diagnosed with chlamydia?

  • If you have symptoms, you should inform anyone you've had sex with up to four weeks before the symptoms started.
  • If you don't have any symptoms, you should inform anyone you've had sex with in the last six months, or your last sexual partner if it was longer than six months.

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1 Public Health England (PHE). Health Protection Report; Infection Report. Vol 9, No.22: 23 June 2015