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A 28-year-old female asked:

i tested positive for gonorrhea but my husband was negative. i looked in his military records and no signs of him going behind my back. i'm confused?

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Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Gynecology 23 years experience
Talk with partner: Occasionally there can be an error in testing ( false positive). You can have the test repeated before getting treatment but don't have sex until confirmed and treated. If it is still + then you need to speak with your partner and you partner should get tested. http://www.cdc.gov/std/Gonorrhea/STDFact-gonorrhea.htm
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
A few possibilities: The usual explanation in situations like this is that the male has had other partners. He may have been treated and didn't tell you; or his infection cleared up on its own, which can happen over a few weeks. If you were infected from someone else, your husband may just be lucky so far. Test results can be false, but rarely. You both need treatment, regardless of his test result. Good luck!

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