2015 UK national guideline for the management of infection with Chlamydia trachomatis

Int J STD AIDS. 2016 Mar;27(4):251-67. doi: 10.1177/0956462415615443. Epub 2015 Nov 4.


This guideline offers recommendations on the diagnostic tests, treatment regimens and health promotion principles needed for the effective management of Chlamydia trachomatis genital infection. It covers the management of the initial presentation, as well the prevention of transmission and future infection. The guideline is aimed at individuals aged 16 years and older presenting to healthcare professionals working in departments offering Level 3 care in sexually transmitted infections management within the UK. However, the principles of the recommendations should be adopted across all levels, using local care pathways where appropriate.

Keywords: Chlamydia; Chlamydia trachomatis; LGV; Sexually transmitted infection; bacterial STIs; diagnosis; guideline; lymphogranuloma venereum; treatment.

MeSH terms

  • Chlamydia Infections* / diagnosis
  • Chlamydia Infections* / drug therapy
  • Chlamydia Infections* / prevention & control
  • Chlamydia trachomatis
  • Diagnostic Tests, Routine
  • Disease Management*
  • Health Promotion
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic