Chlamydia is the most common STI in the UK. Most people don’t have any symptoms, but you may experience pain when peeing, genital discharge, bleeding after sex or between periods, or abdominal pain. If left untreated, it can cause long term problems like pelvic inflammatory disease or infertility. Chlamydia can be cured for 95% of people with a short course of antibiotic tablets. You may wait until you have a positive test result, or your doctor may recommend that you start treatment before your test results come back if they think it is very likely that you have the infection.
You must tell all recent sexual partners if you have a positive chlamydia test and you should avoid having sex (even with a condom) until you have completed the treatment, or as advised by your doctor.
If you are under 25 years old, then you should have a repeat test for chlamydia 3-6 months after you finish treatment and then every year.
If you cannot access a specialist Sexual Health or Genitourinary Medicine (GUM) clinic within a reasonable time then treatment can be provided at Northway Clinic but you should have a repeat test at least 1 week after treatment at a GUM clinic, if possible.
Usual Treatment – Doxycycline 100mg twice daily, for 7 days OR Azithromycin 1g for 1 day, then 500mg for 2 days. This treatment cost is £20.