If I had oral sex within 8 hours of taking the 2 pill treatment against chlamydia, with someone who currently has chlamydia, will I get reinfected?

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 vaginapenisanus, or throat. 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.

If there was sexual contact before 7 days,  it is likely Chlamydia was transmitted and/or reinfection occurred.  The best thing someone could do in this situation is see a medical professional and get tested/ another round of treatment.

Remember, condoms and dental dams can help reduce the risk of STI transmission.

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