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RECURRENT CHLAMYDIA

QUESTION
I got chlamydia and went untreated for 3 months. Then I was treated but it keeps coming back. Why is this happening?

ANSWER
Chlamydia is completely curable with the correct treatment. Most persons who get repeat infections get them from untreated partners. Chlamydia can have symptoms (burning, discharge) but most often has no symptoms at all (you feel fine). If your symptoms continue to return, please see you doctor.

Be sure all your recent partners (any sex partner within the past 60 days) get treated and remember that condoms are very good a preventing the spread of Chlamydia. For more information on chlamydia, visit http://www.sfcityclinic.org/stdbasics/chlamydia.asp. To get tested or help your partner(s) get tested, visit City Clinic for testing opportunities in the San Francisco area or call the CDC National Hotline at 1-800-CDC-INFO.

To your health,
Dr. K


   
 
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