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A 21-year-old female asked:

Me and my partner are on our last day of antibiotics for chlamydia the twice a day for a week. we had sex with a condom but, during intercourse today we had to remove the condom during intercourse. can we still reinfect each other on the 7th day?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
No risk, no worry: Sex by couples mutually infected and treated for chlamydia is quite safe, even before 7 days. The main reason for standard advice to avoid sex for a week is primarily intended to assure no sex with new or untreated partners. In theory, if treatment fails in one of you, the other may be reinfected. But this risk is low, and in any case continues beyond 7 days anyway. Don't worry about this event.

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Last updated Feb 25, 2021

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