Chlamydia testing: it’s quick and easy!
The test is quick and easy and you can do it yourself. Men will be asked to give a urine sample and women can do the test themselves by taking a swab from their lower vagina.
Did you know?
Chlamydia is the most common bacterial STI in the UK, being most common in people under 25. It affects both men and women. Most people have no symptoms, so will not know they have it.
If left untreated Chlamydia can lead to serious long-term problems and cause pain, especially in the abdomen, and may lead to ectopic (tubal) pregnancy and male and female infertility (not being able to have a baby).
However, it is easily cured with antibiotics. Your partner or any recent sexual contacts must also be treated as they may be infected as well.
Remember, the only way to protect against chlamydia and other sexually transmitted infections is to use a condom every time you have sex.
Ask your GP about Chlamydia screening.
bSHaW (Buckinghamshire Sexual Health and Wellbeing) can offer confidential advice, testing and support: 0300 303 2880.
This page was last updated on February 12, 2019