Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted disease (STI). It is currently the most common STI in Australia, and is caused by chlamydia trachomatis (the bacterial name). Chlamydia is sometimes a symptomless STI, and so people can have the chlamydia infection and not know it. In 2012, more than 200,000 people tested positive for the infection. Of these 200,000, the vast majority were under 25 (64%). Fortunately, chlamydia is easily treated with antibiotics. However, prevention is always better than cure, and use of a condom prevents transmission of chlamydia.
Antibiotics For Chlamydia
The first choice antibiotic for chlamydia treatment in men and women is Azithromycin. Azithromycin for chlamydia (or Zithromax) comes as a 500mg tablet. You will receive 2 x 500mg tablets, which are to be taken as a single dose (i.e both at once). This is your single dose chlamydia treatment.
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To read more on chlamydia, it’s symptoms and treatments, please visit healthdirect.gov.au.
Causes of Chlamydia
Chlamydia is caused by the bacteria chlamydia trachomatis. Chlamydia trachomatis is easily transmitted, but also easily prevented. Use of a condom prevents transmission of chlamydia. Chlamydia trachomatis is generally found in the urethra in men, or a woman’s vagina. It can also be found in the throat or rectum in both men and women. However genital chlamydia is the most common form.
Chlamydia is passed between sexual partners through the transfer of sexual fluids and direct genital contact. This is generally any type of intercourse (vaginal, anal or oral).
A major cause of chlamydia transmission, is the fact that people do not display symptoms of chlamydia and therefore don’t know they are infected. As many as 50% of men are symptomless with chlamydia, while an even higher percentage of women (up to 70%), do not display symptoms.
This makes the use of condoms and the practice of safe sex vitally important, as transmission can occur without either partner knowing. Since chlamydia can often be symptomless, it is important to have a check-up with your local sexual health clinic if you have had unprotected sex.
With Simple Online Doctor, you can order chlamydia treatment online, by filling out an online doctor assessment. Antibiotics for chlamydia is the treatment of choice, and with the correct course, can be very effective in eradicating chlamydia. Antibiotics such as doxycycline and azithromycin are very effective chlamydia treatments.
If you are diagnosed with chlamydia, or if your partner has been diagnosed, it is vital that both of you take treatment.