Use this checklist to help you make up your mind.

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Do I Need A Test?

You should consider taking a chlamydia test if you can say yes to one (or more) of these…

  • I am sexually active or have had sex in the past

  • I don’t always use a condom when having sex

  • Someone I had sex with has tested positive for chlamydia

  • I didn’t know much about the last person I had sex with 

  • I have recently got a new sexual partner

  • I have no symptoms but worried that I may have put myself at risk 

    • It’s 2-3 weeks since I put myself at risk (testing sooner might give an inaccurate result);

    Other reasons to take a test might be…
    •   You’ve entered a new relationship and you and your partner might want to make sure you’re both infection free before you decide to have sex
    • You’re off on holiday, to college or university, travelling or moving away and you want to make sure you’re clear before you go
    • To put your mind at rest
    • You’re thinking of getting pregnant

    If you think you already have symptoms of a sexually transmitted infection (STI), you don't need to take a chlamydia test. Instead you should go straight to your local iCaSH (contraceptive and sexual health) clinic. If you have an infection they will be able to diagnose it and provide you with free treatment. You could also visit your GP or the Walk-In Centre, but they may refer you to iCaSH. Contact info on the 'What If I Have It?' page.