Image via Wikipedia
In an initiative that I think is a good idea, but I’ll still take the piss out of, health execs in the North East are offering entries into a draw to win a raffle in exchange for 16-24 year-olds taking chlamydia tests. Depending on which article you read, different health authorities are taking credit for it but I believe the overall aim for all of them is to reach government targets – I assume for numbers tested, not for number of positive results.
I don’t know why Chlamydia is specified, perhaps as it’s an easy test – the actual “piss in a pot”. Other tests can be somewhat more… invasive. From blood samples to having a whacking cotton bud thrust down your Jap’s eye. And you can think yourselves lucky I picked the picture I did to pop at the top of this post. There’s a nice one on Wikipedia of a penis with discharge coming out of the top of it.
But what do you win if you don’t have Chlamydia? A booby prize? A ceramic Dusty Bin? And isn’t offering a holiday for 4 to Ibiza to a 21 year-old effectively saying “bad luck, you’ve not got an STD… But here’s your chance to get a whole fucking boatload!!!!”?
Either way, get your “entries” in quickly as the competition ends on the 30th of May.