Chlamydia Management: Overview
Steps for best practice chlamydia case management
Below is a brief overview of chlamydia management. For more detailed information about each of these steps, click on one of the boxes above.
Offer a chlamydia test opportunistically.
Treat according to Australian guidelines. For uncomplicated urogenital infections, the Australian STI Management Guidelines recommend:
• Doxycycline 100mg per oral, twice a day for 7 days (as first line treatment)
• Azithromycin 1g per oral, stat
Consider PID when chlamydia is diagnosed in a patient with female reproductive organs.
Discuss partner management
All sexual partner/s from the previous six months should be notified. Have a discussion with your patient about their options to tell their partner/s.
Organise retesting for reinfection in the index case at 3 months. Stress the importance of retesting for reinfection to your patient.