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Chlamydia - Worth Talking About

Chlamydia is the most common bacterial sexually transmitted infection (STI) in the UK. People who are under 25 are more at risk of getting Chlamydia but it can affect anyone of any age and it affects both males and females.

And until the end of term, Chlamydia Self-Screening Kits will be available in some of our laundries.

If you are sexually active, you should be tested for chlamydia annually or when you change your sexual partner. The test for chlamydia is simple – just one quick and painless test that you do yourself.

You can just call in to one of Sexual Health’s Sheffield’s clinics during opening hours or pick up a self-screening kit from on of these locations:

  • Allen Court Laundry
  • The Edge Laundry
  • The Ridge Laundry

You will be asked to provide a urine sample or self-taken vaginal swab and send your sample in the prepaid envelope.

The Test

Men will be asked to give a urine sample and women will be asked to take a swab themselves from the lower vagina using a cotton wool bud to wipe the area. For women, the vaginal swab provides a much better and more accurate test sample than a urine sample.

We also use the samples given to test for possible gonorrhoea but not for other infections so it may be advisable to have a full sexual health screen at one of our sexual health clinics.

And remember the Sexual Health Sheffield will be at the Goodwin Centre on Wednesday 5 December from 2-5pm.  There staff will be available for you to talk to about all things sexual health and they will be able to provide you will a more comprehensive screening programme. 

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