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A 27-year-old female asked:

I retested 35 days after treatment for chlamydia. they did a culture and it came back negative.. am i clear of this std or is that too soon to retest? are false negatives a thing after antibiotic?

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Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Unless: re-exposed, this should be a good sign that the treatment was effective.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
Nucleic acid test: Culture for chlamydia has many false negatives. Nucleic acid test is better. While you at it, get tested for gonorrhea also. About 25% of people who have one have the other as well. Have a healthy diet, exercise 30 minutes/day, drink plenty of water, have safe sex, no tobacco alcohol weed or street drugs. For nutrition: http://www.choosemyplate.gov/. Get HPV vaccine. Wish you good health!
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