Chlamydia treatment

Various antibiotics are available for the treatment of chlamydia. Active substances from the group of tetracyclines (e.g. doxycycline) and macrolides (e.g. erythromycin, azithromycin) are mainly used. You should also avoid sex during treatment.

Why is treatment of the partner necessary?

More than 50 percent of the sexual partners of people with chlamydia are also infected.

Even if there are no symptoms, your partner should therefore also be examined and treated. The use of condoms during the treatment phase can prevent the so-called “ping-pong effect”. This repeatedly leads to new mutual infections. Ideally, you should inform everyone with whom you have had sexual contact in the last six months about your infection. This prevents the chlamydia infection from spreading further. It is also recommended to test for other sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV.

For patients

You can either register yourself or be referred by your primary care physician or gynecologist.

Tel. +41 44 255 50 36

Monday – Friday from 7.45 a.m. – 4.45 p.m.


For referrer

University Hospital Zurich
Department of Gynecology
Frauenklinikstrasse 10
8091 Zurich

Tel. +41 44 255 50 36
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