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Is There Treatment For Chlamydia?

Published: March 09, 2015
Dear Is There Treatment For Chlamydia?,

Is there treatment for Chlamydia?


Dear Is There Treatment For Chlamydia?,

According to Planned Parenthood:

Yes. Chlamydia is easy to treat. If you have chlamydia, you will need to take antibiotics. One type of chlamydia treatment is taken in one dose. Other kinds of chlamydia treatment must be taken for seven days. Your health care provider can help you decide which is the best treatment for you.

Both you and your partner must be treated for chlamydia before you have sex again. That way you can avoid becoming infected again. Some health care providers will give you antibiotics to take home to your partner. They may tell you to be re-tested for chlamydia in 3 to 4 months.

If you are treated for chlamydia, or any other sexually transmitted disease or infection, remember

  • Take all of the prescribed medicine. Even if the symptoms go away, the infection may still be in your body until the chlamydia treatment is complete.

  • Make sure your partner(s) is/are treated before having sex again so you don't infect each other. Do not share your medicine with anyone.

  • Get tested again after three months to make sure the infection is gone.

If you are concerned you might have chlamydia (or any other STD), or you have been diagnosed with an STD, speak to your doctor right away about treatment options and how to prevent any further transmission.

If you don't have a doctor and live in northern New Jersey, you can call the Adolescent/Young Adult Center for Health at 973-971-5199 for an appointment with an adolescent medicine specialist or contact your local teen health center or Planned Parenthood. You can also contact your insurance company for a list of in-network providers.

For more information (including symptoms, treatment options, prevention information and more) read the Planned Parenthood article on Chlamydia.

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