Chlamydia is one of the most prevalent STIs (Sexually Transmitted Infections) here in the UK. There is a National Chlamydia Screening Program (NSCP) in place whereby men and women under the age of 25 can have a free test for Chlamydia. This is available at some pharmacies and sexual health (GUM) clinics across the UK.
There are also a number of self-test kits on sale from various pharmacies, although it should be noted that the accuracy of these self-test kits is not as high as tests performed by a clinic.
Chlamydia Screening outside of the NSCP in London
If you live and/or work in London, and you want to get an immediate test performed outside of the NSCP, you should visit the walk-in STI clinic service that we operate here at Broadgate GP Clinic London Wall, where confidentiality and discretion are assured.
How Chlamydia Screening is carried out
There are two ways in which Chlamydia screening is performed.
• Urine test – usually offered to men, but sometimes also women
• Swab test – usually offered to women, when a swab is taken from inside the vagina
Both types of screening are painless.
Depending on which clinic you go to for screening, results are usually available within 7 to 10 days.
Chlamydia is often symptomless
You should be aware that Chlamydia is often symptomless. However, although symptoms may not be in evidence, you can still pass the infection on through sexual activity. Therefore if you suspect that you may have contracted an infection, it is best to check.
check out the symptoms of Chlamydia (when they do present themselves) .
Confidentiality and discretion assured
You can rely on complete discretion and confidentiality when you use the private walk-in STI clinic service offered by Broadgate GP Clinic London Wall