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Living with HIV
Post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP)
Fortunately, yes! Chlamydia is easy to treat, once it is identified. Both partners must be treated at the same time. Antibiotics are prescribed to kill the chlamydia bacteria. Doxycycline or azithromycin are the preferred treatments. Azithromycin is taken in one dose. Although doxycycline costs less, it must be taken for seven days. Penicillin does not succeed in killing chlamydia.
Other categories of antibiotics including ofloxacin, erythromycin, and erythromycin ethylsuccinate are also prescribed to cure chlamydia. Erythromycin is often prescribed for pregnant women and other people who cannot take tetracycline. It is also used to treat infants with eye infections or pneumonia caused by chlamydia. Your doctor can help you decide which is the best treatment for you. Seek advice.
If you are treated for chlamydia, or any other sexually transmitted infection, remember: