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Free chlamydia tests at Glastonbury music festival

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Chlamydia tests will be offered free to festival-goers at this year’s Glastonbury music festival.

Anyone between the ages of 15 and 24 will be able to visit a screening centre based at one of six information points set up on the Somerset farm site.

One in 12 sexually active young people in the UK currently test positive for the disease and it’s the UK’s fastest spreading sexual infection.

NHS Somerset primary care trust will operate the service and NHS chlamydia screening service manager Sara Dove said: ‘The service is completely free, confidential and easy and so are the test results. People can choose how to receive their result-by text or email, letter or phone.’

‘For those testing positive the treatment is simple and painless, just four antibiotic tablets taken at once,’ she added.

Gates open at the Glastonbury festival on Wednesday 24 June and close on Sunday 28 June.

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