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I had chlamydia and it came back positive, so my partner and I took our meds and got tested again. I still came back positive, but he came back negative. The doctor said sometimes it works differently in person, so I waited and got tested again. I too came back negative. My problem is I now lack faith in the test results. I have no symptoms, but I’m a worry bug and can scare myself. Should I be worried or I’m I good?

Hi

It depends on how soon after being treated you were tested again.

The chlamydia NAAT tests are really sensitive and it’s possible to get a false positive result if you get tested too soon after your treatment. The test could show a false positive result if it picked up some of the dead genetic material from the chlamydia.

We recommend that people wait 4 weeks from when they started taking their medication before doing another chlamydia test.

I don’t know your full situation to give you specific info for example how soon after treatment did you get tested, is there a chance you could have been re-exposed to chlamydia with an untreated sex partner etc.…, but if your first repeat test was done within the 4 weeks after treatment I would suspect that it was most likely an invalid test.

If you are concerned about the chlamydia being there I would see your doctor again and discuss about doing a test after the 4 week mark.

Let us know if this does not answer your question or if you have any more questions or concerns.

Health Nurse

This answer was posted on June 7, 2018

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