When you are diagnosed with Chlamydia/ NSU, we ask you to look back over the previous six months and consider if you have had sexual partners who should be informed that they may have the same infection
What about my regular sexual partner(s)?
Your regular sexual partner(s) need treatment, both for their own health and to reduce the risk of re-infection for you. So we ask that you do not have sex, even with a condom, with anyone until 7 days after you have been treated. For any current sexual partner who is treated after you, you need to wait 7 days from when he/she is treated before you can safely have sex with them.
How can my current partner(s) get treated?
A GP or practice nurse can test and treat your partner. Or he/she can attend the walk in clinics at Chalmers Centre or one of the local sexual health clinics.
More often, we can give you treatment vouchers for your regular sexual partner(s) to take to a community pharmacy in Lothian, which will allow them to be treated there.
What about previous sexual partners/contacts?
You can also get treatment vouchers for previous sexual partners/contacts, although if you have not had sex with him/her recently we recommend that they get tested first to see if the infection is still present. If it is too difficult for you to inform any previous sexual partner about Chlamydia/NSU, Lothian Sexual Health Service can do this for you in a way that protects your identity.
What if I want Lothian Sexual Health Service to inform my contacts?
To do this, you need to give us your contact(s) first name(s) and mobile number(s) and a rough idea of where they live. For example “John from Edinburgh, mobile: 01234567890.” It is helpful if you are able to supply more information. Nurses, also known as Health Advisers, phone the contact(s) and recommend that they are tested and treated for Chlamydia/ NSU as appropriate. Contacts will often ask who it was who gave us their number, or when they might have come into contact with Chlamydia/NSU. This information is never given to the contact. If your contact lives in another part of the UK, we can ask another sexual health clinic to phone.
If you want a Health Adviser to get in touch with your sexual contacts
Phone the Health Advisers on: 0131 536 2108. When there is no one in the office, there is a secure answer machine on this number and you can leave your clinic number, date of birth and your contact(s)’ details.