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Chlamydia is the most commonly diagnosed sexually transmitted infection (STI) in the UK. It’s most common in men and women under 25 years old. If it is not treated it can cause pain in the pelvis, ectopic pregnancy and infertility. Most people with chlamydia don’t get any symptoms.
If you are under 25 years old and sexually active, you should get tested for chlamydia annually or when you change your sexual partner.
The test is free and simple. All you need to do is give a urine sample or self-taken vaginal swab. You do not need to be examined. You may be asked to fill out a form – ask for help if you want with this.
If you have chlamydia you will be given antibiotics to treat the infection.
A testing kit is available from us here – at the Ferry Road Health Centre – or at the sexual health clinic.