The treatment for Chlamydia is a simple course of antibiotics, 4 tablets are taken at the same time.
If you are pregnant or not able to take these tablets, you may be given a longer course of antibiotics. It is important that you take all your tablets to get rid of the infection.
It is important not to get re-infected. To do this you should make sure:
If you have got chlamydia or gonorrhoea, anyone (partners and ex-partners) you have had sex (anal, oral or vaginal) within the 3 months needs to be treated too. They will need to get treated.
If you have had sex with this person they may have chlamydia (or gonorrhoea) and can pass it back to you or give it to someone else. Both men and women can develop serious health problems including infertility (being unable to have a baby).
We understand that it can seem scary to talk about something so personal. The nurse/health advisor at a sexual health clinic can help you find the best way to approach your partner or ex partners.
The Health advisor at a sexual health clinic or we can arrange to do this for you in a confidential
way without mentioning your name. If we aren't contacting you directly by telephone with your results, just call your local chlamydia screening office and we will be able to help you.