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A 32-year-old female asked:

Hi iam on antibiotics for chlamydia and i had sex only one time with my boyfriend with a condom on can i still be cured?

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Dr. Julia Mchugh
Clinical Psychology 13 years experience
Yes: Technically you are not supposed to have sex while on that med but it does not mean it is not working and you had a condom so you are fine. They also say don't have sex because the birth control pill is not as effective and could get pregnant.
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Depends: Has he also been treated ? It takes a while for the med to kill off the germ and condoms are not a 100% guarantee it won't pass back and forth. You need to both be treated at the same time and hope that cures it before it impairs your fertility.
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Last updated Feb 5, 2021

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