About one in ten sexually active young people in the UK have Chlamydia,
a sexual transmitted infection (STI) caused by bacteria. Chlamydia can have no symptoms but if you are worried, it's important to get tested. If Chlamydia is untreated it can spread to other parts of your body, causing pain and inflammation of the joints. Women are also at risk of developing Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID), which can lead to infertility in the future.
Free screening kits are available for all young people aged 16-24 through some pharmacies and at all contraceptive and sexual health (CASH) clinics for young people and GP surgeries across Bexley. You can also have this kit sent to your home. To find out more visit the Checkurself website in the right hand link.
If you need treatment, this is available through some pharmacies and all CASH clinics. Chlamydia can be cleared up with antibiotic tablets. Remember you can catch it again if condoms are not used.
Find out more about what to expect when you go for an STI or chlamydia test by watching this short video