Lincolnshire

Young people in Lincoln offered self-testing kits

Self-testing kits for chlamydia have been handed out to young people on Lincoln High Street.

Outreach workers from the HIV and sexual health charity Terrence Higgins Trust worked on behalf on NHS Lincolnshire.

The aim is to get those aged between 15 and 24 checked for the disease, which often has no symptoms at all.

Michele Presbury of NHS Lincolnshire said chlamydia could have serious consequences if left untreated.

She said: "We are always looking for new ways to make it easier for young people to get tested for chlamydia.

"It is the most common sexually transmitted infection in under 25s and can cause serious complications, including infertility if left untreated."

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