How often do you need to test for Chlamydia?
Chlamydia is the most common STI and often has no symptoms. It is equally common in men and women and all age groups are at risk. It is therefore recommended that all sexually active individuals are tested for Chlamydia on a regular basis.
Who is at risk of Chlamydia?
All sexually active individuals are at risk of Chlamydia. Higher rates of prevalence exist in young people and men who have sex with men (MSM). Chlamydia is spread through unprotected sex – vaginal, anal and oral. In order to reduce the risk of getting Chlamydia, practice safe sex by using a condom every time you have sex. The risk increases with the number of changes in sexual partner also.
Where can I get a test for Chlamydia?
Confidante tests for 10 STIs at the same time, including Chlamydia. Confidante is available to buy securely online or you can find your nearest stockist to buy in store.
How reliable is the Chlamydia test?
Chlamydia is one of the ten STIs that Confidante simultaneously tests for. Confidante is a cutting-edge testing procedure that uses molecular diagnostics that far exceed other STI tests currently available. The test screens for multiple STI pathogens to identify specific viral, protozoan or bacterial pathogens.
How is Chlamydia treated?
Chlamydia can be treated easily with antibiotics. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding it is important to tell your doctor as this will impact the type of antibiotic that is chosen. You should abstain from having sex until you have finished treatment.
What are the benefits of home testing?
Home testing avoids the inconvenience or embarrassment of attending a GUM or sexual health clinic for STI screening. With Confidante you can easily buy the kit online or at your nearest stockist. When purchasing online, the kit will be delivered to your chosen address in a discreet, plain package. You can take the test at a time and place that suits you, in the privacy of your own home with no worries about having personal conversations with a stranger.