This is a great question!
Chlamydia is the most common infection in the United States. Chlamydia can occur in the vagina, penis, anus or throat.
Antibiotics are not tested for in urine. But, there have been some cases in which Chlamydia will still show up as positive in a urine test up to 2-3 weeks after treatment has started. This is because it may take that long for all of the bacteria to be completely out of the system (even though that person is not contagious 1 week after medication has started).
The good news though is that Chlamydia will only show up on a urine test that is specifically testing for it. So, if someone is getting their urine tested for something else, Chlamydia won’t make an appearance.
With more questions about Chlamydia, treatment, or any other sexual health related items, give us a call at 303-442-5160 or make an appointment!