Valentine’s special: Free pants with Chlamydia test

The special edition Valentine's pants

The special edition Valentine's pants

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What’s the worst thing you could write in a Valentine’s card?

“Hope the chocolates I bought you won’t make you any bigger” and “Hope you like this card, I got a cheaper deal buying in bulk” are probably quite high up there.

But “You’ve got Chlamydia” would be a lot worse.

In light of this, health bosses have launched a new advertising campaign to encourage young people aged 15 to 24 to get screened for Chlamydia.

Jason May, Chlamydia screening promotion specialist for Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, said: “With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, we want to remind people of the need to practise safe sex, and get themselves checked out.

“Chlamydia is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the country and because it often has no symptoms, many people don’t know they have it.

“If left untreated, Chlamydia can cause serious health complications including infertility.

“But the good news is that it’s easy to get tested and if you do have it, getting treatment is just as easy.

“If you are from Northants and aged 15 to 24, you can take a free test at any of our network of screening sites, or order a postal kit today.

“Everyone who gets tested between now and Valentine’s Day will also get a free pair of our special edition Valentine’s pants.

“And don’t forget that using a condom is the best way to prevent the spread of Chlamydia and other STIs, as well as unwanted pregnancies.”

For a free Chlamydia testing kit, call 0845 602311 or email chlamydiakits@northants.nhs.uk.

Further information is available at www.gettalkinggettested.co.uk.