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Chlamydia Testing

Why Get Tested?

Across the country, all sexually active young people are being encouraged to be tested for Chlamydia.

Chlamydia is the most common Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) – 1 in 10 young people who have been tested are infected with Chlamydia (15-24 yr olds)

For more details about Chlamydia, including how its passed on see the bottom of this page.

Where can I get a Chlamydia test?

Visit a service

STI testing in Leeds is available in a number of settings for all age groups, however many offering Chlamydia are exclusively for under 25s, check the STI section for more info.

Postal kits (subject to availability)

Alternatively, if there are no services in your area or you have difficulty accessing sexual health services, you can order a Chlamydia test online via the Free Chlamydia Testing website: freetest.me.uk

A kit will then be posted out to you within the next 14 days. Kits are easy to use and contain simple instructions.

This test is for young people who have no symptoms and who live Leeds. If you have symptoms please contact your local sexual health clinic – click here or your nearest clinic.

3 in 1 site

All of our 3 in 1 sites offer Chlamydia testing to under 25’s. To find your nearest site please click here
Click on the Map and look out for the pink markers.

What is Chlamydia?

Chlamydia is a common bacterial STI (Sexually Transmitted Infection) affecting both men and women and can be transmitted through unprotected oral, vaginal and anal sex.

Chlamydia cannot be passed on through kissing, by sharing towels, cutlery, cups or plates, or toilet seats.

It is not easily noticed and can lead onto more serious problems if left untreated, which is why it is important to get tested.

Most people who have Chlamydia have no symptoms. However, in some cases it may cause…

Women

Men

How does the test work?

STI testing is free and painless.
It is confidential too which means we won’t tell anyone you’ve been tested, not even your GP, without your consent.
The test is very simple – you will not need to be examined. Both men and women can provide a urine (pee) sample. If you are female you can take a swab from the entrance to your vagina if you prefer.

What happens after the test?

You will need to fill in a form giving details of whether you are male or female, your date of birth and postcode when you do the test, as we need to have a way of contacting you with the result. This is usually through a text message.

VIDEO: see what happens at the GUM clinic…

What happens if I have Chlamydia? (The test is positive)

Chlamydia is easy to treat with antibiotics which are free. It should be treated as early as possible to prevent future complications.
After treatment, to stop getting another Chlamydia infection, remember to use a condom and ask your partner to get tested.
Click here for more information about condoms and where to access them.

What happens if I don’t have Chlamydia? (The test is negative)

Good news!
To stop getting Chlamydia and other STIs in the future, use a condom every time you have sex.
Click here for more information about condoms and where to access them.

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