If you are under 25 and sexually active, then you should get tested for chlamydia every year or when you have sex with new or casual partners. 

You should also arrange a test if: 

  • You or your partner has symptoms of chlamydia or another STI 
  • You or your partner has had unprotected sex with another person    

If you’ve had sex with someone that you know has chlamydia then you should get tested. You should take the test without delay, however it is important to know that the early stages of this STI do not always show up, so you may need to take another test at a later date to be sure.

Although all of our content is written and reviewed by healthcare professionals, it should not be substituted for or used as medical advice. If you have any questions about your health, please speak to your doctor.

Authored Dec 21, 2017 by Joseph Issac, MPharm
Reviewed Dec 06, 2021 by Prabjeet Saundh, MPharm