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hi my best friend took a test and tested positive for chlamydia. should she tell her boyfriend?

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Dr. Rakhi Dimino
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted disease. She should tell her partner and should not have sex with him until they have both been treated and waited an additional 2 weeks. If he is not treated, she could get it again. Chlamydia may affect her ability to get pregnant in the future because in some women it can block their tubes.
Answered on Mar 28, 2015
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