Chlamydia is the most common infection for 15 to 24 year olds with 1 in 12 young people who are having sex being infected.
- If you have unprotected sex with someone with Chlamydia, even once, you have a 60-70% chance of being infected. Using condoms does protect you but only no sex will stop you ever getting an infection.
- 80% of women and 50% of men will not get any signs or symptoms. If you don’t test you may have it and not know.
- If you test and you have Chlamydia it can be treated.
- It’s easy and simple. A full screen at a clinic is always best as you can test for other infections at the same time.
- You can test just for Chlamydia with a ‘home’ test kit.
For Women it is a self-taken vaginal swab.
For Men a urine sample. The first time you go in the morning is the best sample but 2 hours after you last went is ok.
You can order a test kit from FreeTestMe and it will be sent to you discreetly wrapped.
- You choose how to get your result on the test form
- If you are infected we can arrange treatment at a local sexual health clinic. If you have Chlamydia you will have been at risk of other infections too so you can do further tests.
- But you can just have the treatment for Chlamydia and we can arrange that to be as close to where you to live as possible.
Any sexual partners will need to be treated and one of our Sexual Health Advisers will discuss this with you.
Everyone who has had a Chlamydia infection is sent a reminder to re-test in 3 months’ time.