In the UK, chlamydia is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections. The condition mainly affects young adults, with seven out of every 10 people diagnosed under 25 years old. One of the main reasons the infection is spreading at such a rate is that most people who have chlamydia don’t notice any symptoms.
Chlamydia is a bacterial infection that is usually spread through sex or contact with infected genitals. Symptoms include pain when urinating, unusual discharge from the vagina, penis or rectum, stomach pain in women, and pain and swelling in the testicles in men.
In the past, if you want to get tested for chlamydia, you had to visit your local hospital, GP surgery or sexual health clinic. Now, however, there is a much simpler way of getting tested all in the comfort and privacy of your own home.
Introducing The Smartphone Adapter That Tests For Chlamydia
A new smartphone adapter by Luminostics offers a fast and affordable way to screen for chlamydia. Using the smartphone’s flash camera, it can test saliva, blood or urine for light emitted in fresh batch particles. The product comes in two parts: a smartphone attachment and disposable cartridge for testing samples, and an app that gives you a result in just 15 minutes.
London Chlamydia Testing Kits
If you don’t have access to a smartphone, don’t worry. If you’re aged between 16 and 24 and live in London, you can order a free NHS Home Chlamydia Test at these websites that answer the question, how can I test myself for Chlamydia?. You can order the test online and it will be posted to your home address. Take the test at home and place the sample in the prepaid envelope provided. You send the test back and receive your results via text, letter or phone.
If you receive a positive test for chlamydia, you should seek treatment as soon as possible. Chlamydia can usually be treated easily with antibiotics, and treatment is free in most cases. If left untreated, chlamydia can cause serious complications later on. Anyone who is sexually active can catch chlamydia, and so people are advised to use protection, such as a condom, every time they have oral or penetrative sex. If you have any concerns, speak to your GP or local pharmacist.