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A 22-year-old female asked:

If chlamydia was treated and cured, can it still survive somewhere in the body and reinfect if there was no new exposure to it??

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
No: The medicine you took gets into your blood, which takes it everywhere the germ could hide and kills it.The germ is quite sensitive and needs a special environment to live.It cannot survive on your body surface or anywhere else your blood supply does not reach. Re-infection requires a new exposure to an infected source.

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Last updated Nov 27, 2017

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