Quick Guide

Quick guide to steps for best practice chlamydia case management

Test all sexually active people <30 years as well as anyone who identifies themselves at risk, annually. 

Treat according to Australian guidelines. For uncomplicated urogenital infections, the Australian STI Management Guidelines recommend:
  • Doxycycline 100mg PO, BD 7 days
  • Azithromycin 1g PO, stat
Please refer to the Australian STI Management Guidelines or eTG Complete Therapeutic Guidelines (requires login) for further information. 

Consider PID when chlamydia is diagnosed in a patient with female reproductive organs. For help diagnosing PID, see the PID diagnosis flowchart (PDF)

Organise retesting for reinfection in the index case at 3 months. Stress the importance of retesting for reinfection to your patient. Ask the patient to make a new appointment now, add a reminder into your medical software, or ask the patient to put a reminder in their calendar. 

Discuss partner management. All sexual partners from the previous six months should be notified. Provide the patient with a factsheet (click here for one) that gives the patient some options for telling their partners. You can find more patient resources here

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MoCCA is funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council (APP1150014) and is a collaboration between the University of Melbourne and our project investigators and partner organisations. Click here for a list of our collaborators.

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