New Chlamydia Screening Service
RUClear offer free tests from the NHS, for the sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
What is Chlamydia?
Chlamydia is the most common bacterial sexually transmitted infection diagnosed in the UK. For most people, chlamydia is a simple infection and can be easily treated with antibiotics. However, if left untreated it can lead to long term complications and may affect your fertility.
Most people will not have symptoms however some can include:
- A vaginal discharge that is different than usual
- The need to urinate more often
- Pain when passing urine
- Pain during sex
- Pain in the pelvis or lower abdomen
- Any irregular bleeding between periods or after sex
- A discharge from the tip of the penis
- Pain and/or burning when passing urine
- Painful swelling of the testicles
What is the treatment?
Chlamydia is treated with antibiotics.
How quickly will treatment work?
Your infection will be cleared up 7 days after taking a single dose of antibiotics or after having finished a course of antibiotics. If you had symptoms, these should start to improve once you are treated.
If the symptoms do not improve after 2 weeks or get worse, we recommend that you attend your local sexual health clinic as you may have a different STI and require further tests and different antibiotics.
RUClear is run by the NHS, the tests are of a high quality and are FREE.
It’s just a simple urine or self-swab test and the results can be sent via a confidential text message directly to you.
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN THIS SERVICE PLEASE SPEAK TO A MEMBER OF STAFF OR YOUR GP/NURSE