Chlamydia trachomatis; prevention, treatment and education


Chlamydia trachomatis is the most common treatable sexually transmitted infection in New Zealand.

The reported incidence of chlamydia infection in 2014 was 629 new cases per 100,000 people. Of reported cases, 83% were in those aged between 15 and 29 years old. Māori and Pacific peoples have higher rates than the general population especially Māori females aged between 15 and 19 years who had a reported incidence rate twice the national estimate.

Following the completion of this short course you will;

  • Know when and how to test for chlamydia infection.
  • Know the appropriate antibiotic treatment regimens for treating chlamydia.
  • Be aware of the partner notification guidelines.
  • Know what follow up is required for patients with chlamydia.


Once you have completed this short course and quiz, please click 'submit' where you will be taken to the results page. From here you can print your certificate for 1 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hour.


This content has been updated by Dr Grace Lee, MBChB, FRNZCGP, BSc, PGDipTravMed, Deputy Director Goodfellow Unit, in August 2020.

The material is presented by the Goodfellow Unit (GFU), an accredited continuing medical education/ continuing professional development (CME/CPD) provider for the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners and functions under a tripartite agreement between the Goodfellow Foundation, the College and the University of Auckland. The Unit is located within the Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, and within the School of Population Health.


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