What is the Common Treatment for Chlamydia?


chlamydia testing

Chlamydia can be easily tested by taking a swab or by using a urine test. Positive test outcome can be treated with antibiotics.  The most common treatment is azithromycin as it is a one-off dose.  Another treatment is doxycycline but this is usually a one week course.

Re-testing for Chlamydia is not normally required as the treatments are highly effective. If you need to be tested again based on medical advice or persistence of symptoms, we recommend that you leave at least 3 weeks clear after treatment has been completed. Testing inside this window can lead to false results.  It is essential that all current and recent sexual partners are also treated; even if they do not have any symptoms.

It is recommended that you do not have sex for at least 7 days after you finish your treatment. This will ensure that you are completely clear and not able to pass on the infection.

Please do not try to guess which infection you may have as it is normally difficult to determine this without a test

If you are suffering any symptoms such as genital discharge or a burning sensation when you urinate, we recommend the Full Sexual Health Screen so that we can determine what is causing the problem. 

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