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How can I be positive for chlamydia when my only partner is negative?


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Answered by

Dr. Albana Greca

Medically reviewed by

iCliniq medical review team

Published At July 30, 2018
Reviewed AtJune 20, 2023

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I recently gave birth three months ago. I noticed something was off and I went to my obstetrician three times and they just said I had BV and treated my partner also with Flagyl. Then I went to my primary because I still did not feel well and they called me saying I have chlamydia but my partner went to get checked at the hospital and he tested negative. I only was with him. How could I be positive and he is negative? Currently, I am on Doxycycline for 10 days, two times a day. And he got four pills and a shot even though his result was negative. A year back we both had chlamydia and were treated for the same.

Answered by Dr. Albana Greca


Welcome to icliniq.com.

First, let me congratulate you for your baby. May God bless you and your baby.

Next, you say that your recent test for chlamydia resulted positive while your partner was negative this time. Now, taking into account you were both infected with chlamydia one year ago, and you were both treated, then, this explains why your partner is negative this time. Giving birth and pregnancy raises chances to get reinfected, explaining why you are positive now.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Albana Greca
Dr. Albana Greca

General Practitioner

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