Chlamydia is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the UK, with 1 in 12 young people in Cornwall testing positive. It is virtually symptomless and can be very serious if left untreated.
The promotional campaign, consisting of radio adverts and Facebook viral videos, focuses upon the ease and quickness of getting tested in the hope of dismissing many of the myths surrounding the screening procedure.
The adverts encourage those between 16-25 to take advantage of freetest.me, an online service where young people can order a free postal Chlamydia testing kit. Those outside of this age range are asked to access testing through their GP or local sexual health service provider.
The national recommendation is that anyone under 25 who has had sex should test every year and 2 weeks after every new partner. It is the only way to be sure you haven’t got chlamydia and prevent passing it on and the risk of long term health problems or infertility.
To book a sexual health appointment, call 01872 25044 or go to www.freetest.me to order your free postal Chlamydia test kit today.