Chlamydia is an infection caused by a bacterium known as Chlamydia trachomatis. In women, this infection usually affects the cervix and uterus. In men, it usually affects the urethra in the penis. It is most common in women under 25.
Chlaymdia testing is available on request for all young people between the ages of 15 and 24 years inclusive. This is a simple urine test and patients will be contacted directly from the Screening Service about the results either by text or mobile telephone message. Patients over the age of 25 should make an appointment with a doctor or nurse for further discussion about testing and treatment if needed.
- NHS Chlamydia Screening– What is chlamydia? How do you get it? Why is it a big deal? What are the symptoms? What if I’m pregnant? What is the Chlamydia screen? and more about sexual health.