Symptoms

Most people who have chlamydia don’t notice any symptoms so don’t know they have it. Symptoms could be unusual vaginal discharge, pain when peeing, pelvic pain or painful testicles, bleeding after sex or between periods.

Getting tested

Testing for chlamydia is very simple – a vaginal swab for women and a urine test for men.

Anyone can get a free and confidential chlamydia test at their local sexual health clinic.

Treatment

Chlamydia is easily treated with antibiotics.

It’s very important that your current sexual partner and any other recent partners are also tested and treated if necessary.

Prevention

Before having sex with a new partner you should both be tested and always use a condom.


Under 25?

Pick up your self test kit

Free self test kits are available for 15 to 24 year olds from Swindon Health Centre, some local pharmacies and the sexual health clinics held at Swindon College and New College.

Order by phone

Text ‘Kit’ along with your name, address, gender and date of birth to 07990646410.  A self test kit will arrive in the post in discreet packaging.

Order online

Please click here.

Please provide your name, gender, date of birth and full postal address including post code in the email. The information that you provide will only be used to send the self test kit and will not be retained for longer than necessary, in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.  Please note that if this email is sent from a shared mail account or via a computer network, there is the risk of someone else reading the email. Also the email will not be encrypted in transit. Please choose another means to request the kit if you have any concerns about this.

Self tests are also available from vending machines at Swindon College and New College.