Chlamydia screening

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SHOPPERS aged between 16 and 25 can take advantage of a free and confidential service taking place at the Wisbech Horsefair.

Members of the Cambridgeshire Chlamydia Screening Programme will be at the Horsefair’s bus station area between 10am and 5pm on Saturday, August 20, offering quick confidential tests to young shoppers.

Those interested in taking a test will be asked to provide a urine sample or self taken swab - which can be obtained using the centre’s toilet facilities which will be near to the testing station – and their contact details; they will then receive a text with their results within two weeks.

Speaking about the upcoming event, Zoe Garner, Chlamydia screening outreach team leader, said: “Our aim is to test more young people in the Wisbech area, Chlamydia is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections amongst males and females aged between 16 and 25.

“In addition to the testing, there will be a wealth of information on sexual health and plenty of freebies up for grabs.”

Horsefair manager, Kevin Smith, said: “I am very pleased to be supporting this initiative which will help to raise awareness for Chlamydia in Wisbech and the surrounding areas.”

For more information on Chlamydia screening in Cambridgeshire visit www.cambstakeatest.com and for more information on the Horsefair Shopping Centre call 01945 584109 or visit www.horsefairshoppingcentre.co.uk.