If you're between the ages of 15 and 24, you probably already know all about Chlamydia. It's a disease you can get by having sex without a condom.
The scary thing is there are no symptoms - you could have it now without knowing. And if you put off having a test for too long, it can turn a bit nasty, but you already knew that. Here are some things you might not know:
This is the main problem. For most of us, you can't tell if you've got Chlamydia because there are no visible symptoms.
The Quickie Chlamydia test is free if you're aged between 15 and 24, and you just have to pee in a pot and post it back.
If your test is positive, the Screening Office will tell where you can get your free treatment. Usually this is one lot of four tablets and thatâ€™s it! Just don't forget to have another Quickie if you get with someone new or have sex without a condom.
Chlamydia is the most common STI (sexually transmitted
infection) affecting both men and women. In fact, 1 in 14
people under the age of 25 who have taken a test have got
If Chlamydia isn't treated it can lead to real health problems
including a painful infection of the testicles in men and Pelvic
Inflammatory Disease in women. In fact, it can make men and
women infertile - meaning they may never have a baby.
As soon as your results are ready we'll contact you by the method you chose on your test form text, phone or post. It's very important to fill in your contact details in full so we can get in touch! If you don't get your results within two weeks, call the Chlamydia Screening Office on 01773 525069.
Any partners need telling as they must get tested and treated. The Chlamydia Screening Office can contact partners for you but we won't tell anybody that you have tested positive unless you say it's ok.
If you're in a relationship you should take your partner with you so that you can be treated at the same time.
Request a Quickie Chlamydia test with this form and it will be posted directly to your home address. Simply post it back, free of charge and you will get your results within 14 days. No doctor, no pain, no cost!
You can get it or pass it on to someone else by having anal, vaginal or oral sex without using a condom. And, if you like using sex toys such as vibrators, make sure you wash them thoroughly because you can catch Chlamydia this way too.
The good news is you can't get it from everyday contact (like kissing, sharing towels or toilet seats) or if you use condoms.
Please contact the Chlamydia Screening Office on 01773 525069.