Chlamydia infections are easily treated with a course of antibiotics.
Sometimes you will be treated straight away, without waiting for the result of a chlamydia test, for example if your partner is known to have an infection or if you have symptoms.
You will be given an antibiotic to take. This is often a single dose, all at once. Sometimes you will be given a longer course of antibiotics. This depends on the symptoms you have and where the infection is. Your health care provider will explain more to you about the best antiobiotic to use to treat your chlamydia. You’ll be advised not to have sex, even with condoms, until 2 weeks after you (and your partner) have finished the treatment and you have no symptoms. You may be asked to return for another test after your treatment to confirm you have cleared the infection although this isn’t usually needed for chlamydia infection.