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Chlamydia screening

Chlamydia is the most common bacterial sexually transmitted infection in the UK.

Around one in ten young people are thought to have chlamydia. Chlamydia often has no obvious symptoms and most people who have this infection don't know it. If it is left undetected and untreated it can lead to long-term health problems such as infertility. Doctors recommend that young people should have an annual chlamydia screen and screen more often if they are changing their sexual partners.

Chlamydia screens are free and painless. The test requires either a sample of urine or a self-swab test. Your sample will be tested for chlamydia and another infection called gonorrhoea. These infections can be treated if your test result is positive.

You can get screened at local services including:

You may also be able to get a screening kit sent to you at home from the Brook (19 and under) and Northern services.

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