Young people in Northamptonshire are being offered a free pair of special edition ‘Valentine’s pants’ by the NHS if they have a chlamydia test before February 14.
A new advertising campaign has been launched by the Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust which aims to encourage more people in the county aged between 15 and 24 to get tested for sexually transmitted diseses.
As part of the promomtion everyone who gets tested between now and Valentine’s Day will get a pair of Valentine’s pants with the wording’ Cupid ain’t stupid’.
Jason May, Chlamydia Screening Promotion Specialist for Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust said: “With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, we want to remind people of the need to practice safe sex, and get themselves checked out.
“Chlamydia is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the country and because it often has no symptoms, many people don’t know they have it.
“If left untreated, Chlamydia can cause serious health complications including infertility. But the good news is that it’s easy to get tested and if you do have it, getting treatment is just as easy.
“If you are from Northants and aged 15-24, you can take a free test at any of our network of screening sites, or order a postal kit today.”
For a free Chlamydia testing kit, call 0845 602 311 or email firstname.lastname@example.org