Are you aged 15-24?

Get tested!

In 2016, over 1.4 million Chlamydia tests were carried out and over 128,000 diagnoses were made amongst young people aged 15-24.

  • Young people age 15-24 experience the highest STI diagnosis rates
  • This is double compared to men aged 25 -59
  • But it is a whopping seven times compared to women aged 25-29.

(Public Health England, 2017)

Indeed, young people aged between 15-24 accounted for…

  • 60% of those diagnosed with Chlamydia,
  • 50% with gonorrhoea,
  • 50% with genital warts, and
  • 40% with genital herpes in 2015.

(approximations from National Chlamydia Screening Programme). 

Did you know….

  • Approximately 9 in 10 young people don’t get tested for STIs before getting into a new relationship.
  • Two thirds don’t use a condom when they have sex with a partner for the first time

What does all this mean?

  • Young people should get tested often given that sexual diseases happen in them more often than any other age group.
  • Young people should think about their own protection when engaging in relationships and sexual activity.
  • Young people should think about educating themselves up about the different types of diseases and the risks involved.
  • Given that approximately 35% of 17-20 year olds go to university (AYPH, 2017), students  also need to get tested.

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