If you’re aged 16 - 24, and live in the South Tyneside , you can request your free Chlamydia and Gonorrhea testing kit by filling out the form below and hitting the send button. Your test will arrive by post in an unmarked envelope with full instructions. Don’t forget to return the test as soon as possible.
Why are we dual testing?
The screening programme was primarily for Chlamydia, but because we have seen a marked increase in Gonorrhoea in young people in the area, we are recommending that samples are tested for Chlamydia as well as Gonorrhoea
What does the test involve?
The tests for Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea are done on the same sample, so no need for an additional sample. The best type of sample, for women, is the self-taken swab – we would prefer if women could use that. For men, the urine sample is fine – If however you would prefer to have a full sexual health screen, it is best to attend the sexual health service to have in addition a syphilis and HIV blood tests.
How do I get my results?
You will receive your test results from the Chlamydia Screening Office within one week of taking your test. This will either be by phone, text or in writing depending on which you have told us is the best way to contact you. If you have a positive test for Gonorrhoea or Chlamydia, you will be referred to one of the sexual health clinics for a full assessment and treatment.