Chlamydia and gonorrhoea

Chlamydia is a very common bacterial infection which is picked up  by having unprotected sex. Around one in seven young people are thought to have it, and as Chlamydia infection often doesn’t give you any symptoms, it’s important to make sure that you don’t have it by taking a test, even if you feel ok. The infection can sometimes hang around in your tubes and cause damage. It can even make you infertile. Remember it only takes ONE infected partner to pass the infection on, so if you have ever had unprotected sex (sex without using a condom), then make sure you get a test. Order one online  or come to any of our clinics to get a test.

If you are under 25 you can get a free test at your GP and some local pharmacies too.

Gonorrhoea

It is very easy to test for Gonorrhoea and current tests are highly sensitive. Gonorrhoea can be present in the urethra, vagina, rectum and throat and we can test from all these sites. Gonorrhoea is very infectious and can be transmitted without having full penetrative sex even if condoms are used. It can take up to 2 weeks after sexual contact for a test to pick up these infections therefore it may be neccessary to repeat the tests to cover any window periods. We advise to screen regularly, particularly after any partner changes.

If you are under 25 you can get a free test at some local pharmacies too.

Testing

Don’t worry guys, we won’t stick anything inside you, the test for chlamydia for you is just a pee in a pot. For women, it’s just a painless swab.

Home testing

In order to get tested you don’t need to come into a clinic. You can order free home testing kits from either of the below services