I tested positive for Chlamydia and I took the antibiotics, but a day later I had sex with my partner who most likely has it also. Will the antibiotic still work or will I still test positive for Chlamydia?

When someone is being treated for Chlamydia, it is very important that they and their partners are treated and finish the medication. This will help ensure that reinfection doesn’t occur.

It is also very important that the person/people being treated abstain from any sexual contact for 7 days. By not waiting 7 days and having sex with someone who may also have Chlamydia, you were most likely re-exposed to the STI. Even if this person didn’t have Chlamydia at the time of intercourse with you, it is likely that they have since contracted it because you were still being treated at the time of intercourse.

Many people who have bacterial STIs like Chlamydia will have no symptoms with the infection. So even if you don’t have any symptoms, Chlamydia may still be doing harm to your body.

The best thing for you to do would be to speak with a medical professional. They may choose to re-treat you and also give you additional medication for any partners you may have. Give us a call if you would like to make an appointment or have any additional questions. 303-442-5160.