At Home Chlamydia Test

at home chlamydia test at home chlamydia test

Chlamydia is one of the most common Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), in 2013 more than 200,000 people tested positive for chlamydia in England*. It is spread through unprotected (without a condom) oral, anal and vaginal sex with a person who has the infection. It is an asymptomatic infection, meaning that usually there are no symptoms and many people can have the infection without knowing it. That’s why it is important that you get regularly tested for STIs whether you are in a relationship or have started seeing someone new.

Chlamydia Home Testing

Getting checked and treated for STIs can be an embarrassing experience for many people, the thought of having to talk to a doctor or nurse at your local sexual health or GUM clinic about your recent sexual activity can be off putting.

If you would prefer not to see a healthcare practitioner face-to-face then there are a number of home testing options which you can choose from. Chlamydia home test kits are perfectly safe for you to carry out in the privacy of your own home and include easy to follow instructions to help you.

Over the counter chlamydia tests

We also offer a range of home testing kits which you can buy online, some of these only test for chlamydia whereas others offer a more comprehensive test for STIs (Sexually Transmitted Infections) and STDs (Sexually Transmitted Diseases).

The SELFCheck Female Chlamydia Test Kit is a two-step at home chlamydia test which allows you to easily and conveniently self-test for chlamydia in the privacy of your home. The test can be carried out in less than five minutes all you need to do is swab the inside of your vagina to collect a sample and place the swab into the provided test tube. The test then produces a reliable, clear and easy to read visual result within minutes.

We offer a range of LetsGetChecked STI Testing Kits, each of which test for a different number and combination of STIs including chlamydia. Each test includes simple instructions for you to follow, allowing you to take the samples needed in the comfort of your own home. Once you have taken these samples you can then post them in a discreetly packaged box to an accredited laboratory for analysis. Your accurate and confidential results will then be delivered to your personal account within five days, if you test positive a member of the LetsGetChecked nursing support team will contact you to provide treatment and aftercare.

Online Doctor

Our Online Doctor service can offer discreet advice and treatment for a number of STIs without the need for a face-to-face appointment. It you are prescribed a treatment you can either have it delivered to you by next day delivery or you can pick it up at participating LloydsPharmacy stores the same day (if ordered by 3pm, exclusions apply). If you test positive for chlamydia when using one of Online Doctor’s tests, their clinicians can prescribe you FREE and discreet treatment.

To find out more about our service and how you can start your confidential consultation click here.

Is chlamydia curable?

Yes it is and the treatment for this infection is a course of antibiotics. Once you have finished your course of medication you will need to complete another chlamydia test to make sure that the STI has completed cleared up. It’s important to remember that if you have had chlamydia in the past and it was treated with a course of antibiotics, you can still catch chlamydia again in the future.

*www.nhs.uk/conditions/chlamydia

Sources

www.nhs.uk/conditions/chlamydia

www.nhs.uk/Livewell/Pharmacy/Pages/self-test-kits-safety.aspx

Chlamydia is typically spread through unprotected (without a condom) vaginal, oral and anal sex. You can also catch chlamydia by coming into contact with infected genital fluids like semen or vaginal fluid.

Chlamydia is part of the groups of STIs that are symptomless; many people do not have symptoms and therefore do not know that they have the infection. If symptoms do appear these can include, pain hen urinating, abnormal discharge and bleeding between periods.

A course of antibiotics will be given to you to fight the infection you will need to take these for a week or 10 days.