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Can BV cause chlamydia? I am uncircumcised and I've had unprotected sex with girlfriend that had PV. We have no other sexual partners.

Can BV cause chlamydia? I am uncircumcised and I've had unprotected sex with girlfriend that had PV. We have no other sexual partners.

NO: BV is a different infection entirely. It used to be called gardnerella vaginalis. It is a mixed bacterial infection that results usually in a fishy discharge for the woman. While it is much more common in sexually active women, it is not an STD likely chlamydia. ...Read more

Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
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Chlamydia Infection (Definition)

Chlamydia infection is a sexually transmitted infection caused by a bacteria. Genital symptoms include burning on urination, vaginal or penile discharge, pain with sexual intercourse or no symptoms at all. In many patients without symptoms, chlamydial infections can spread upwards into the abdomen and cause serious complications due to scarring. Newborns can acquire chlamydial eye infection from birth ...Read more


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How much time between sexual partners can chlamydia be spread?

How much time between sexual partners can chlamydia be spread?

Chlamydia: May be transmitted between partners with one sexual contact. ...Read more

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If you have had several sexual partners is it possible for one of them not to contact chlamydia at all from you?

If you have had several sexual partners is it possible for one of them not to contact chlamydia at all from you?

If condoms used. : Chlamydia is a ubiquitous bacterium spreading easily in sexual contact. Without barrier protection they will be passed on. ...Read more

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My partner&i have never had any other sexual partners before&been tested before.Now only one of us tested positive for chlamydia.How is that possible?

Someone has an STD: It is very hard to get a false positive. I am sorry to inform you but the one with chlamydia had to get this in a sexual encounter. ...Read more

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Diagnosed+treated for Chlamydia. Treatment over, I feel better. Want to get re-tested for future sexual partners. How many weeks should I wait?

Diagnosed+treated for Chlamydia. Treatment over, I feel better. Want to get re-tested for future sexual partners. How many weeks should I wait?

Chlamydia re-test: It is very rare for the standard chlamydia treatments to fail (azithromycin 1 dose or doxycycline 7 days), and testing to check for cure usually isn't necessary. But if done, not before 3 weeks. Up til then, the test can still be positive due to persisting DNA, even though cured. It's more important to retest at 3-6 months, because reinfection is common once people resume sex. ...Read more

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I was treated for chlamydia over 6 months ago and given the all clear with two urine tests. Do i need to tell any future sexual partners about this?

I was treated for chlamydia over 6 months ago and given the all clear with two urine tests. Do i need to tell any future sexual partners about this?

Past Medical History: Nope. Not in any way. I am a bit surprised by this unusual question. You were treated and you were retested and do not have the infection any more . Why would you want to share that with anyone? ...Read more

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In order to get gonorrhea or chlamydia, is one of your sexual partners supposed to have it?

In order to get gonorrhea or chlamydia, is one of your sexual partners supposed to have it?

Yes someone: Has to give it to you and both of you need to be treated and recultured to make sure it is gone form both of you. ...Read more

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Will chlamydia necessarily effect every sexual partner you are in contact with sexually?

Will chlamydia necessarily effect every sexual partner you are in contact with sexually?

Depends: Chlamydia is quite easy to pass & is commonly done so by women who may never know they have acquired the germ. Condoms provide some but not absolute protection. Males are more likely to be symptomatic but their irritation may ignored and subside over time. It is best to inform contacts that they may have picked up the germ. Treatment is easy & failure to treat can result in sterility or worse. ...Read more

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Inconclusive chlamydia swab result? Same sexual partner for 2 years, was tested 8 months ago and came back clear but this ones inconclusive?

Inconclusive chlamydia swab result? Same sexual partner for 2 years, was tested 8 months ago and came back clear but this ones inconclusive?

Chlamydia: Does your partner have other sexual contacts? Are you symptomatic? Ask the doctor who tested you what this means. Results are variable and you may need retesting. There can be both false negatives and false positives. ...Read more

Chlamydia (Definition)

Chlamydia is a curable sexually transmitted infection that is caused by the bacteria chlamydia trachomatis. This bacteria infects mucous membranes of the urethra, vagina, cervix, anus, rectum, eyelid, and throat. Chlamydia may be asymptomatic but some patients experience pain or burning during urination, nausea, fever, vaginal discharge, ...Read more


Multiple Sexual Partners (Definition)

You can reduce your risk of getting an STD by having regular checkups for STDs even if you have no symptoms, especially if you are having sex with a new partner ...Read more