Have you or your sexual partner had been tested positive for Chlamydia or you simply just want to get a check up? Try E-Consult to get treatment or test for Chlamydia from the comfort of your home
CHLAMYDIA TREATMENT: If you have already had a positive chlamydia test result OR you have recently engaged in sexual intercourse with someone who has told you they had a positive result, we can arrange quick and easy treatment for you
CHLAMYDIA TEST KIT: Worried that you may have been exposed to Chlamydia? We can arrange a confidential self-test kit for you with timely follow-up or results including treatment if needed
We also offer you FREE box of condoms and medical advise as part of the E-Consult for Chlamydia
HOW IT WORKS
1. ANSWER SIMPLE QUESTIONS
2. SPEAK WITH CLINICIAN
3. RECEIVE TREATMENT/TEST KIT
WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT CHLAMYDIA
Chlamydia is the most common sexually transmitted disease in NZ. It can cause infertility in women. Most of men and women with chlamydia have no symptoms. Symptoms include vaginal or penile discharge, burning when urinating, bleeding or lower abdominal pain. It is easily treatable with a course of antibiotics.
If someone you have had a sexual encounter with in the last 3 months has chlamydia, we recommend you getting treatment and a test.
- Chlamydia is a very common bacterial sexually transmitted infection (STI) which can be spread through vaginal, anal or oral sex.
- Females may have vaginal discharge, pain when peeing, pain during sex, unusual vaginal bleeding, or lower abdominal pain. Males may have a discharge from their penis, pain when peeing, or pain in their testicles. Chlamydia can often be silent (causing no symptoms) but can still cause serious complications for both men and women – a test is the best way to know for sure! If you, or a recent sexual partner, has tested positive for chlamydia you do need treatment.
- Using condoms (barrier protection) for sexual intercourse is the best prevention for chlamydia. We can also provide you with condoms as part of your chlamydia consultation. If you have had unprotected sex, especially with a new partner, it is a good idea to get tested.
- Chlamydia is easily treated with a course of antibiotics. Both you and your sexual partner/s will need treatment and need to avoid chance of re-infection (by abstaining from sex or using condoms) for one week after finishing the treatment.
- Women can be tested for chlamydia with a simple self-collected swab. Man can be tested for chlamydia with a simple urine test. Even if you feel embarrassed, it’s better to get checked than to have untreated chlamydia – this is why we provide an easy, discreet online consultation!
- You should have a further test 3 months after your treatment as there is a high rate of re-infection with chlamydia. Some people might need another test sooner than that, our clinicians will let you know what is best for you.If you have multiple sexual partners, it is important to get tested regularly.
- Yes. Any sexual partner may be infected with chlamydia (remember is can be silent in many people). Contact tracing is important for preventing serious complications for others as well as stopping the spread of infection. We can help you with how to let your sexual partners know to get tested.