Did you know that 1 in 10 young people in Manchester have chlamydia?
Chlamydia is a common STI. It often doesn't have obvious symptoms so lots of people who have it don't know it. It can lead to long-term health problems such as infertility (not being able to have children) if it isn't treated.
RU Clear is the chlamydia testing programme for Greater Manchester. All young people who are sexually active are being encouraged to get tested for chlamydia.
RU Clear chlamydia tests are free and painless. There is no poking or probing involved, you just need to ‘pee in a pot' in private. Your urine will be tested for chlamydia and another common STI called gonorrhoea. These infections can be treated with a simple course of tablets.
It's really easy to get a chlamydia test. If you are aged under 25, you can get a free test from:
Can't get to a clinic?
Do a chlamydia test at home!
You can get a free chlamydia screening kit sent to you. All you need to do is have a pee, and send a small sample back to the lab in the freepost envelope provided.
Text: Text TEST followed by your NAME, AGE and ADDRESS to 84010; or
Call: Call 0800 0461 303 and ask for a kit to be sent to you; or
Online: Go to www.ruclear.co.uk and fill in the online form.
If you are aged 25 or over, you can get tested for chlamydia and gonorrhoea at one of the Palatine contraception and sexual health clinics or at a local sexual infection clinic.