You can do chlamydia self-testing (Bodø)

Chlamydia is the most common sexually transmitted disease in Norway, for both men and women. Get tested!

2019-05-0711:43 Ane Karlsen

Opening hours during the Holidays

The last opening day at the Health clinic for students before the Holidays is Wednesday 15 December. We reopen on Tuesday 11 January.

The last day for chlamydia self-test is Wednesday 8 December. The test station will reopen on January 4, 2022.

Until we reopen you may use Bodø municipality's Health centre for youth. Here you can meet a Public health nurse, Physiotherapist and Doctor. The offer is free. Open Tuesdays from 4 - 7 p.m.

Read more about the Health center for youth here

Chlamydia self-test

The Health clinic and Councelling service in Studentinord offers you self-testing of chlamydia. You can test yourself on the test-toilets on campus, or bring the test equipment home and take the test there.

SEE TEST INSTRUCTIONS HERE

The service is free and you perform it on your own and at your own risk.

When should I do the test?

We recommend that anyone who has had sex without a condom with a new partner should be tested for chlamydia. We also recommend that you take a sample if you have one or more of the symptoms of chlamydia.

Please note that it takes 14 days from possible infection until the test can be done. If you receive a negative test before 14 days have passed, we recommend that you take a new test after 14 days, to be sure.

Test-toilets at Campus

You can find test-kits in our premises, or in the test-toilets on Campus (see map). The test-toilets are available all week.

Place your sample and form in an envelope and put it all in the white test drop box at the Counselling service’s premises on weekdays between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. The samples are collected and processed by the Health clinic. If the test is positive, you will
be contacted within two weeks for further follow up.

What is chlamydia?

Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted infection that can infect the vagina, penis (urethra) and rectum. Without treatment, chlamydia can, among other things, cause reduced ability to have children. Condom protects against infection.

Symptoms

The most common symptoms are burning with urination, and / or vaginal or penile discharge. Men often have itch in the urethra. Women may also have irregular bleeding between periods.

The condition can also cause abdominal pain and fever. In rare cases you can experience joint pain.

A map over campus Bodø that shows where you can find the self test. , click to open in lightbox
A shelf in one of the shared toilets at campus. On the shelf is a green basket whit the tests. The r, click to open in lightbox
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