Sexual Health workers are handing out free Chlamydia tests to all students at the University of Lincoln in order to raise awareness about the STI.
Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted infection that is on the rise in the 15-25 year old age bracket. Testing is the key, as many people don’t know they even have the infection. Chlamydia is a ‘silent STI’ in that it has no obvious symptoms. However, in the long run it can cause infertility.
By handing out free test- kits charities and organisations hope that young people will be more aware of their sexual health. As an added extra the stall (which is currently running in the Atirum of the main building) will be giving out free condoms, keyrings and gifts to highlight the importance of safe sex.
Sam Long spoke to SU member Joe Hicks about the scheme.