Chlamydia Screening

Information on chlamydia

You can catch chlamydia by having unprotected anal, oral or vaginal sex, or sharing sex toys. It is most common in women between the ages of 15 and 19, and men under the age of 25.

It's a very common STI and you or your partner could have picked up the infection from a previous partner without even knowing it. The more sexual partners you have, the more chance you have of being infected.

Most people with chlamydia don’t experience any symptoms, so it is important to get tested if you think you are infected. You can be at risk even if you have had unprotected sex only once.

It is caused by a type of bacteria which can go undetected for a very long time and often people have no symptoms. If the infection goes untreated, a person with chlamydia risks health problems.
The Chlamydia Screening Programme was set up in 2002 to reduce the number of infections in young people. It is designed for young people who don’t have any symptoms. If you have any symptoms of abnormal discharge, bleeding or pain please contact the sexual health service for a full screen on 01422 261370.

Request a home test for chlamydia screening

Request a home test for chlamydia screening

Click here to request a home test for chlamydia screening

Does it cost anything?

Does it cost anything?

No it’s FREE

Where can I get a test?

Where can I get a test?

Testing for chlamydia is simple and done by a sexual health service, GP, Pharmacy, Youth Clubs, some schools and colleges and many more venues.

Getting a Chlamydia test is simple and can be provided by your GP, sexual health service, youth club, some Schools or colleges, or a local pharmacy.  For a list of pharmacies participating in the scheme, where you can get a postal screening kit just click [here].

You can also request a postal test by filling in the form under the section 'Request a home test for chlamydia screening'.

Or simply text TESTME plus your full name and address to 80010.  Please note there is a different kit for males and females so we would also need to know which you require.

What does the test involve?

What does the test involve?

Males have the test carried out on a urine sample and females provide a self-taken vaginal swab test (a small cotton bud). 

You can also get a chlamydia testing kit you can use at home.  If you use a test kit, remember to follow the instructions carefully. If in doubt, please contact us on 01422 261370.

All samples will be tested for Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea.

How long does it take for the result to come back?

How long does it take for the result to come back?

Results are usually available within 7 days.

How do I get my results?

How do I get my results?

If you test positive the sexual health service will contact you to arrange treatment. Please ensure that you include some way of getting in contact with you when you fill in the form with the kit.

 

If the test is negative you will receive a text saying 'U R clear'.

How is it treated?

How is it treated?

Chlamydia infections are easily treated with a course of antibiotics and over 95% of people who are treated will be cured with the first treatment. You will usually be given an antibiotic to take in a single dose.
You will be advised not to have sex, even with condoms, until 1 week after both you and your partner have finished the treatment.

What about my partner(s)

What about my partner(s)

We will identify with you any partners who may have been at risk of the infection and discuss with you to arrange for them to have a test and treatment.

Do I need a repeat test?

Do I need a repeat test?

Everyone under 25 who has been treated for chlamydia is invited to return for a repeat test 3 months later. You will receive a text reminder for this.

How do I avoid getting Chlamydia?

How do I avoid getting Chlamydia?

Always use condoms for sexual contact and get any new partners checked out before having sex.

Request Form for Professionals to Order Test Kits

SH -1075 - Chlamydia Test Kits

Online Request Form
Broad Street Plaza, Calderdale : 01422 261370
Huddersfield Royal Infirmary (HIV) : 01484 34 4353