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Is there a cure for chlamydia?

Chlamydia is a common sexually transmitted infection (STI) which can easily be cured. Chlamydia is caused by a sexually transmitted bacteria and is treated with a single-dose antibiotic. If left untreated it can lead to serious health problems such as pelvic inflammatory disease and fertility problems.

Anyone can get chlamydia during unprotected vaginal, anal or oral sex with a partner who has chlamydia. Chlamydia can go unnoticed and this could silently lead to complications. Getting tested if you are sexually active is the best thing to do.

It is important that you take the medication as prescribed by your health care provider. Being in touch with your health care provider throughout the diagnosis and treatment period would reduce the chances of reinfection and ensure effective treatment.

Correct and consistent use of condoms (internal or external) and sex dams for oral sex can significantly reduce the risk of transmission.