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26 May 2010, 06:00
All 16-24 year olds in Gloucestershire are getting a letter offering them a free Chlamydia test.
It is part of an campaign to try and bring rates of the sexually transmitted disease under control.
The letters will start arriving in Cheltenham this week, with other parts of the county following over the next few months.
Chlamydia Screening Co-ordinator Angela Arthur has been speaking to Heart
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Youngsters will be given the option to request a home test kit by post, online or over the phone.
Angela Arthur told us more about the kits
Listen to info on the kits
Chlamydia is the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI) amongst young people, and can be easily tested and treated.
If left untreated, the infection can go undiagnosed leading to serious complications, including infertility.
You can find out more about screening venues online at www.best2test-glos.nhs.uk - or call the Chlamydia Screening Office on 08454 226202.