Chlamydia testing and treatment is FREE and CONFIDENTIAL in Bath and North East Somerset.
Chlamydia is the most common Sexually Transmitted Infection in the UK. Rates are highest in young people, with 1 in 12 sexually active people under 25 infected. Most people with Chlamydia have no symptoms. If it is left undiagnosed and untreated, Chlamydia can cause long-term problems including infertility and pain.
It's important to test yourself every year and whenever you have sex with someone new.
The Avon NHS Chlamydia Screening Programme provides free, confidential self-test kits to people under 25 years old. The test is simple, painless and you do not need to be examined. Chlamydia is usually easy to treat with tablets.
The test kits are available from all sexual health services, school and college nurses, youth workers and many pharmacies and GP practices. A test can also be posted to you. Visit the Check it Out! website to request one.
For more information contact:
Tel: 0845 180 0050
Remember you cannot tell by looking at someone whether they have an STI!
What causes it?
- Bacteria infection in semen (cum) and vaginal fluid
- 70% of people have no symptoms
- Female: bleeding, pain, discharge
- Male: cloudy discharge, pain on peeing and in balls
- Single dose of antibiotics