I was recently diagnosed with chlamydia & treated it…..

……. I didn’t know how to tell my partner who is most likely infected. 4 days after I got the antibiotic I had sex with him. Do I need to get treatment again?

Let’s start out by talking about what Chlamydia is and how it can be spread or transmitted.

Chlamydia is a common sexually transmitted bacterial infection of the vagina, penis, anus, orthroat. Chlamydia is spread through vaginal fluids and semen. Someone can get Chlamydia through unprotected oral sex, vaginal sex, anal sex, and genital to genital contact.

Chlamydia is cured with antibiotics. When someone is being treated for Chlamydia, it is very important that they and their partners are treated and finish the medication, and abstain from sexual activities with other people for 7 days. This will help ensure that re infection doesn’t occur.

Since there was sexual contact before 7 days,  it is likely Chlamydia was transmitted and/or reinfection occurred.  The best thing you can do is see a medical professional and get tested. Remember, condoms and dental dams can help reduce the risk of STI transmission.

Even though it can be a hard conversation to have, communicating with partners about STIs is very important and is really beneficial to all the partner’s health.

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