Diagnosis

The use of a condom is essential to protect yourself and your partners against STDs. If you have any concerns, you should have an STD screening test. In the event of an infection, make sure you follow the correct treatment and inform your sexual partners.

How is Chlamydia diagnosed?

A sample is taken using a swab for women and by taking a urine sample for men.

A screening test can be carried out on an initial urine stream (first morning's urine, or after not having urinated for one hour prior to the test).

DID YOU KNOW? Chlamydia is one of the most frequently diagnosed STDs in Belgium. In order to curb the spread of the disease, routine screening is recommended for all sexually active adolescents and young adults (aged 15-29). In fact, because Chlamydia can be asymptomatic: people are frequently unaware that they are infected.

Sciensano publishes two reports each year documenting the evolution of STDs in Belgium. The reports are based on data-collection networks.

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