If you think you may have chlamydia, then your sexual partners will need to be tested. 

If you have been diagnosed with chlamydia, your partner’s doctor or nurse may decide to start them on antibiotics straight away, because it’s highly likely they have it. 

It’s important to remember that though you may not have had symptoms at the time of having sex, you could still have been infectious. The staff at your local sexual health clinic can help you tell your recent sexual partners in a way that protects your identity.

Although all of our content is written and reviewed by healthcare professionals, it should not be substituted for or used as medical advice. If you have any questions about your health, please speak to your doctor.

Authored Dec 21, 2017 by Joseph Issac, MPharm
Reviewed Dec 06, 2021 by Prabjeet Saundh, MPharm