Sexual Health Teams To Visit Nightclubs

A quarter of 15 to 24-year-olds in Hampshire say they have been too drunk to remember having sex according to new figures from the NHS.

Sexual health teams say many don't know if they used protection either.

They'll be going into clubs on the South Coast over the next few months trying to encourage young people to get tested for chlamydia - It's the most common STI in the UK.

Carole Druce, Chlamydia lead nurse at Solent NHS Trust said: "We get a great response from screening at popular nightclubs across the region. These are ideal venues to educate students on the importance of safe sex and to encourage them to ensure they get tested for STIs.

"Any form of unprotected sex can put you at risk of chlamydia, including oral sex, and we encourage sexually active young people to get tested annually and also every time they change their partner to remain sexually healthy for their own, and partners, wellbeing. For the majority of people this infection has no symptoms, however despite the lack of symptoms chlamydia is easily tested for and easy to treat, if necessary.

"The check for chlamydia is simple and non-invasive, the test kits and treatment are free, and the test is easy, quick and painless. If you test positive, you will be given a course of antibiotics to treat it."

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