A 20-year-old female asked:
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my boyfriend and i got treated for chlamydia and instead of waiting the full week to have sex we did it 4 days later. can we reinfect ourselves?

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Dr. Laurence Fox
Specializes in Family Medicine
Maybe: If one partner failed treatment it would possible to reinfect each other.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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Dr. Ryan Phasouk
17 years experience Family Medicine
Yes, it is advisable to refrain from intercourse for seven days after treatment. If symptoms of infection still persist after 7 days, then one should continue to refrain from sex while following up with the doctor for further evaluation, such as failed improvement to treatment or infection by a different pathogen.
Apr 2, 2014

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