The chlamydia screening programme in Shropshire aims to prevent and control Chlamydia through early detection and treatment of asymptomatic infection (a person showing no symptoms) and also aims to ensure that all sexually active young people under 25yrs are aware of Chlamydia and its effects, and offered opportunities to access a range of healthcare and non-healthcare settings.
Shropshire's Chlamydia Screening Programme has been developed to offer a confidential Chlamydia screening service to 15-24 year olds who are sexually active and may be at risk of chlamydia infection.
The screen is an easy, painless self-test for anyone aged 15-24 years old.
A chlamydia and gonorrhoea self-test is offered through a variety of services including:
Or a test is available from:
- General Practices
- Community Sexual Health Services: for clinic times see: http://openclinic.org.uk/ Tel: 0300 123 0994
- Community Pharmacies
- School Nurses
- Providers of pregnancy terminations
- MIUs (Minor Injury Units) and Walk in Health Centres
The Programme is a secure and confidential service providing young people with results via their preferred contact method (text, telephone or letter) depending on where the test has been accessed.
If you receive a positive result, chlamydia is treatable by antibiotics.
Treatment is available in a variety of settings:
- Community sexual health services http://openclinic.org.uk/
- Community pharmacies (you are advised to check with the pharmacy first)
- GP practices
who will discuss in confidence your result.
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