Chlamydia is a disease you can catch by having unprotected sex with an infected person. If you are infected and you have sex you may have infected your partner.
Be honest. If you have chlamydia or any other STI, you need to be upfront about it. Talking about STIs can be really difficult, but any person you have sex with has a right to know if you have an STI.
Most people like to be told in person. But if you are finding it difficult, there are other ways. You can send your partner a personal or anonymous email or SMS, or you can direct them to the information below. Send your partner a message now.
One in five women treated for chlamydia are reinfected within 12 months, possibly because their partner has an untreated infection. Tell your partner now.
Information for partners
Has someone directed you to this site? If so, it is likely that you have been exposed to chlamydia.
Print the letter below and take it your doctor. Testing for chlamydia is easy and there is a simple treatment.
A partner of your patient has had a positive test for chlamydia trachomatis.
Guidelines recommend that contacts of confirmed cases of chlamydia should be investigated for chlamydia and other STIs and receive immediate treatment for chlamydia (i.e. without waiting until the results of tests are available). Chlamydia can infect the cervix, urethra, rectum or throat depending on sexual practices.
The current recommendation for treatment of uncomplicated chlamydia is Azithromycin 1g as a single dose.
If the test results come back positive, please note that chlamydia is a notifiable infection and ensure that further contact tracing is undertaken. If you would like more information about testing and clinical management of chlamydia, go to www.couldihaveit.com/professionals.asp
Retesting in three months is recommended as re-infection with chlamydia is common. Consider (re)testing for other STIs also.
For further information about the management of sexually transmissible infections, see the Guidelines for Managing Sexually Transmitted Infections, available at www.silverbook.health.wa.gov.au