Albany, NY, February 04, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- A recent study released from TestDiagnostics.com has revealed that 16% of adults under the age of 25 have tested positive for Chlamydia. The study took into account 1000 randomly selected tests completed between March 2012 and December 2012.
The study released by TestDiagnostics.com confirmed that large portions of young adults aged between 18-25 are failing in the practice of safe sex. The percentage of positive test results reduced drastically to 8% for adults over the age of 25.
Chlamydia has become the most common bacterial STI within the UK and last year over 180,000 new cases were reported. While only 20% of chlamydia cases show symptoms many adults can go undiagnosed for a number of years, which can lead to long term health risks.
If chlamydia is not treated within women it can spread to the uterus, ovaries and fallopian tubes. Women can also develop infections in the Bartholin’s gland. This can lead to infertility, increased risk of ectopic pregnancy and miscarriage.
Men can also develop a number of health complications if chlamydia is not diagnosed and treated. These include urethritis, epididymitis and reactive arthritis. The most common of these is urethritis, which happens with the uretha (urine tubed). Symptoms of this would include pain when urinating, urge to urinate frequently and a discharge from the end of the penis.
It is always recommended that if you have had unprotected sex you should have a chlamydia test or a full STI test to ensure you have not been infected. You can easily be tested at your local STI center or alternatively you can purchase a test kit from websites such as TestDiagnostics.com.
While this study outlines an alarming movement within the UK’s younger adult population it also reinforces the urgent work that is required in relation to safe sex education. Government health agencies will hope that recent awareness campaigns will curve the alarming trend. To find out more information on the tests available please visit www.testdiagnostics.com/uk
TestDiagnostics.com is a London based testing company specialising in both STI and genetic health. While lab based tests have been around for decades they have largely only been available via the NHS or private clinics. TestDiagnostics.com have pioneered lab based mail order tests, which allows the patient to take the test in the privacy of their own home while also receiving their test results via phone or email.
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