Early testing and treatment of chlamydia is key. If you’ve recently had unprotected sex with a new partner, with someone you suspect may be infected or if you just haven’t been tested for STIs in a while, you should get tested. You can do this at your local clinic or hospital, (you are entitled to a chlamydia test even if you aren’t displaying any observable symptoms).
You will need to provide a urine sample; you may need to refrain from passing urine for about two hours leading up to the test to get an accurate result. If you have been engaging in oral or anal sex and are experiencing symptoms, you need to visit your clinic for a swab of your rectrum or throat. Your sample will be sent to a laboratory for analysis and you will be contacted with the result within a few days.