Chlamydia is the most common sexually trasmitted infections (STIs) Up to 1 in 10 sexually active young people are thought to have Chlamydia and have no symptoms. If left untreated it can cause serious health problems and can result in infertility.
However Chlamydia is easy to treat and cure.
The test for Chlamydia is very simple. Men provide a urine sample. Women will be asked to provide a self-taken swab.
In Manchester all Chlamydia tests for under 25s are processed by RU Clear. They will get your results to you within 2 weeks of being tested. You can request the results to be sent to your personal mobile as a call or text or a letter. Nothing will be sent home unless you request it.
- If the test comes back negative this means you do not have an infection.
- If your test comes back positive, it is easy to treat with antibiotics. The treatment is FREE.
- Advice will be given about sexual partners and sexual activity.
Click play to watch the Sexwise video below, Koalas talk Chlamydia