There is no particular timeframe in which chlamydia can cause damage. Treatment is more effective when the infection is found early, which is why we encourage high-risk groups, like the under 25s, to get tested regularly.

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Authored Dec 06, 2021 by Joseph Issac, MPharm
Reviewed Dec 06, 2021 by Prabjeet Saundh, MPharm