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Chlamidiya Transfer

07/22/2010

Question:

I was diagnosed with chlamidiya when I was 15, just turning 16. I`m now 18 years old. I have a son and a new partner. After so long can my partner get chlamidiya? Could I have passed it on to my son although he is 7 months old?

Answer:

Since you were diagnosed with chlamydia, I would assume you were treated.  If you were treated, you should have been cured. You may also have been tested when you were pregnant, so you should not have passed it to your son.  If you are concerned about having it again, and you are not using protection (condoms), with a new partner, you should be tested again, so that you are sure that you both are healthy.

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Response by:

Linda A Bernhard, PhD, RN Linda A Bernhard, PhD, RN
Associate Professor Emeritus
College of Nursing
The Ohio State University