A 26-year-old male asked:
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i put a condum on before we had sexual intercourse and i was being treated for chlamydia for 3 day at the same time i had sex so can i reinfect myself?

3 doctor answers
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Question unclear: You cannot reinfect yourself if you have been effectively treated, and if you are wearing a condom it is unlikely that you will become infected from your partner.
Answered on Jun 7, 2018
Dr. Marvin Ott
19 years experience Emergency Medicine
No: You can't re-infect yourself, but you can definitely infect your partner. Either abstain or wear a condom until your course of treatment is done. Keep in mind she may have been infected too, so have her see her doctor. Hope this helps!
Answered on Aug 13, 2014
Dr. Justin Brown
12 years experience Internal Medicine
Chlamydia: Yes, reinfection is possible if your partner is also carrying the disease and was not treated. Condoms greatly reduce chance of infection, but are not 100% effective. It is essential that you and your partner are both treated.
Answered on Aug 13, 2014

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