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THE UNITED KINGDOM: Free Pair of NHS 'Valentine's Day' Pants for People Who Get Tested for Chlamydia


Northampton Chronicle & Echo (Great Britain) (02.01.13) Aids Weekly Plus

As part of a new advertising campaign launched by the Northamptonshire Healthcare National Health Service (NHS) Foundation Trust in Great Britain, NHS will give a free pair of Valentine’s Day special edition pants, printed with the wording “Cupid ain’t stupid,” between now and February 14, to anyone between the ages of 15 and 24 who gets tested for chlamydia. Jason May, chlamydia screening promotion specialist for Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, notes that Valentine’s Day is a good time to remind people about safe sex and proper screening. According to May, “Chlamydia is the most common sexually transmitted disease in the country and because it has no symptoms, many people don’t know they have it.”


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