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Make sure there are no surprises this Valentines!

By JordanBrowzer 01 Feb 2018

Will you be mine?

It's not always easy to tell if you have a sexually transmitted infection (STI) and you might not notice any symptoms at all. If left untreated, STIs can have long term effects on your health and wellbeing. Protect yourself and your sexual partners by using condoms and test regularly.

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Have you been checked?

Did you know that chlamydia is the most commonly diagnosed sexually transmitted infection in England? 70% of women and 50% of men who have the infection will not have any symptoms. Left untreated it can lead to serious consequences such as infertility. The good news is that it's easy to get tested and treated...

How do I get tested?

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If you're aged 16-24 and living in Sheffield you can order a free chlamydia/gonorrhoea screening kit by:

  • Visiting the Sexual Health Sheffield website.
  • Texting CLEAR WS to 80010 with your name, address, postcode and gender. We will test your sample and if you have an infection will contact you discreetly and confidentially to offer treatment.

Quick, easy and convenient chlamydia and gonorrhoea self-screening kits are also available in clinic at both the Royal Hallamshire Hospital and Firth Park Clinic - no appointment necessary - just call in for a kit. You can also pick up a kit for a friend - just ask for details in clinic.

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