At the clinic you will be given a course of treatment for chlamydia, which is usually a simple course of antibiotics – in most cases four tablets taken together just once.
If you have any symptoms, then you should notice that they get better quite quickly. However, if your symptoms don’t improve, you should contact a clinic or freephone THT Direct on 0808 802 1221. This includes any pelvic pain that doesn't improve or any pain when having sex.
Anything else I should know?
Chlamydia is spread through any form of unsafe sex. So if your test shows that you have chlamydia, it is really important that you let your sexual partners know that you have it, as they may have it too. This includes your current sexual partner and any recent partners – they should all get tested and treated.
The staff at the clinic can talk to you about which of your sexual partners may need to be tested. They'll also help to make this as easy as possible for you. Treatment is provided free for all partners, and partners of partners.
We can help you with partner notification entirely confidentially, or you can contact partners yourself to tell them to get treated and tested too.
To make sure that you don't re-infect each other, you must not have any sex (oral, vaginal or anal) or share sex toys with your partner(s) until seven days after you have both completed your treatment.
Re-test after six weeks (not before) to confirm that treatment has been successful and to ensure an accurate test result.
If your original test was positive it is also important to get a repeat test at three months. We will contact you to remind you.
National Chlamydia Screening Programme
Come Correct (to get free condoms in London)