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Frequently asked questions
Is chlamydia really such a big deal? Who is really at risk of chlamydia? What is the National Chlamydia Screening Programme? How often should I get tested for chlamydia? What reasons might I have for having a test? What happens if you do get symptoms? What does the chlamydia test involve? Where can you get this chlamydia test? I am under 16 (under the age of consent). Where can I go to be tested for chlamydia? What if I have chlamydia? Will it go away with treatment? Will it come back? What happens if I don’t have treatment? Does having chlamydia mean I am infertile? Can the chlamydia test be wrong? What happens if I get chlamydia when I'm pregnant? What can you do to stop getting chlamydia?
      
Get tested
Chlamydia is the most commonly diagnosed sexually transmitted infection (STI) in the UK; affecting both men and women. Most people who have it will have no symptoms, without a test you will probably not know anything is wrong. If you or your sexual partner are left untreated it can cause infertility (not being able to have children) and long term pelvic pain. If you are sexually active and under 25 you should be tested for chlamydia annually.

The test for chlamydia is simple – just one quick and painless test that you do yourself. You do NOT need to be examined!

To find your local chlamydia screening services enter your post code or select your region on the map.

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