- Friday 4th December at North Wollongong
- Friday 11th December North Wollongong
- Friday 8th January Thirroul beach
- Friday 15th January Kiama beach
- Friday 22nd January at Shellharbour beach
- Friday 29th January at North Wollongong
What is Caddyshack? A mobile testing unit that visits youth events and places young people hang out to improve awareness of sexual health, especially Chlamydia. We are set up in a marquee which offers a test for Chlamydia as well as fun give aways. The test involves young people who consent to screening providing a urine sample which is delivered to the sexual health service in a confidential manner. Results are handled by clinic staff for follow up within a week. When young people consent to having a test, they provide some brief information, including contact details and are directed to local public toilets to collect their own urine sample. The mobile screening process is simple, discreet, and youth-friendly.
Who puts Caddyshack together? The HIV & Related Programs (HARP) Unit of Illawarra and Shoalhaven Local Health District (ISLHD), in collaboration with the Illawarra and Shoalhaven Sexual Health Service and Healthy Cities Illawarra have developed Caddyshack to meet the requirement for improved access for young people to Chlamydia testing.
Chlamydia infection often shows no symptoms, so most people are not aware that they have it. Undiagnosed and untreated Chlamydia can lead to serious infection, including Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) in women. PID left untreated can result in increased potential for ectopic pregnancy, and infertility. Chlamydia can affect male fertility by damaging sperm and causing scarring in the reproductive tract which can lead to permanent infertility.
If you would like some printed posters of the Caddyshack Summer Tour, please contact the HARP Unit and we will post them out to you.
Check out our Facebook page to find out more and to go into to the draw to win a $100 Coles Myer voucher.