Quick Answer: Why Do I Still Have Chlamydia After Treatment?

Can you still have chlamydia after being treated?

If you’ve had chlamydia and were treated in the past, you can still get infected again.

This can happen if you have unprotected sex with someone who has chlamydia.

If you are pregnant, you can give chlamydia to your baby during childbirth..

How do you know if chlamydia is gone after treatment?

After taking antibiotics, people should be re-tested after three months to be sure the infection is cured. This is particularly important if you are unsure that your partner(s) obtained treatment. But testing should still take place even if your partner has been treated.

What happens if chlamydia doesn’t go away after treatment?

Chlamydia can be treated and cured with antibiotics. Always finish antibiotic treatment, even if signs of chlamydia go away. Do not have sex until after treatment and signs of it are gone. See your health care provider if your signs do not go away after finishing treatment.

How long does it take for chlamydia to go away after treatment?

Chlamydia typically goes away within 1 to 2 weeks. You should avoid sex during this time to prevent transmitting the disease. Your doctor may prescribe a one-dose medication or a medication you’ll take daily for about a week. If they prescribe a one-dose pill, you should wait 7 days before having sex again.

What happens if antibiotics don’t work for chlamydia?

A course of drugs may cure gonorrhea, syphilis, chlamydia or trichomoniasis, but a new exposure can start a new infection. If your partner is not treated, you can continue to pass infections back and forth.

Does chlamydia mean your partner cheated?

If you become infected, it may not mean your partner cheated It’s one thing to learn you have a sexually transmitted disease (STD).