THE NATIONAL CHLAMYDIA SCREENING PROGRAMME
Easy to Catch…
Chlamydia is the most common sexually transmitted infection. Because it is increasing at an alarming rate, screening for Chlamydia is now widely available. You are at risk of having the infection if you are sexually active, even if you have just had one partner.
Easy to test…
1 in 10 15 to 24 year olds are thought to have Chlamydia. Worryingly, 80% of women and 50% of men have no symptoms at all of having the infection. Having Chlamydia could affect your fertility and may increase your chances of having an ectopic pregnancy.
A simple urine test will be able to screen you for the infection.
Results can be sent via a text message/mobile (or letter if you prefer)
Easy to treat…
If the infection is present, treatment is free for both yourself and your partner. (usually just one dose of antibiotics)
WHERE TO TEST
Most young people’s sexual health clinics and all contraceptive clinics now offer this simple test.
Screening is available from Marsh Lane Health Centre.
Alternatively, the team are around the University Campus and events will be advertised on plasma screens and posters around the campus.
To find out alternative places to screen in your local area telephone:
01772 255317 - if you live in Preston, Chorley, South Ribble or West Lancashire
01253 508504 - if you live in Blackpool, Wyre or Fylde
08456020894 - if you live in Blackburn, Darwen or East Lancashire