Chlamydia Screens London
Chlamydia is one of the most prevalent STIs (Sexually Transmitted Infections) here in the UK. Last year alone (2015) there were approximately 435,000 new instances of STD recorded. 20,288 were cases of Chlamydia. If you suspect that you may had Chlamydia, or any other STD infection, you should go for a screening test. 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.
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Chlamydia is Often Symptomless
You should be aware that Chlamydia is what is known as an asymptomatic disease or infection. In other words, in many instances it does not display any symptoms. 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 go for screening. It’s important to know the symptoms of Chlamydia incase they do show.
How Chlamydia Screening Is Carried Out
Screening for Chlamydia is simple and painless. It usually comprises of a urine test, although in some instances a swab test may be recommended, in which case the suspected, infected area will be gently, and painlessly swabbed. This is usually carried out by a professional qualified nurse or doctor, but can also be self administered if you purchase an over-the-counter STD test. Young people under the age of 25 can be tested under the National Chlamydia Screening Programme (NSCP) at various sites including some colleges, and pharmacies. You can also be tested at sexual health clinics, the majority of contraceptive clinics, or by your own GP.
Confidential & Discrete Chlamydia Screening in London
If you live and/or work in London, you can rely on complete discretion and confidentiality when you visit the private walk-in sexual health clinic operated by Broadgate GP Clinic London Wall. Walk-in at your convenience for STD screening, or, if you prefer, call ahead and book an appointment by dialling 020 7638 4330.