A 20-year-old female asked:
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if you tell your dr that your partner has chlamydia can they treat you without a test?

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Dr. Aaron Roland
34 years experience Family Medicine
I would treat: If a patient told me that his or her partner had been diagnosed with chlamydia I would treat without a test.
Answered on Jun 21, 2015
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Dr. Jeremy Porter
12 years experience Pediatrics
I would too--
Jun 15, 2015
Dr. Jeremy Porter
12 years experience Pediatrics
It depends. : Physicians have a spectrum of different approaches to treatment based on association. One school of thought, when it comes to STI's, is that a generous approach to treatment of any symptomatic partner will help "stamp out" bad diseases. Many docs stringently require face-to-face prior to any medication. If you are pregnant, as per your profile, you should definitely see your OB with this question!
Answered on Jun 11, 2016
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