Info For Teens
Ask the Experts
Does chylamedia stay in the body even if its been cured?
Nope! Chlamydia is easily cured with antibiotics. Chlamydia is a bacterial infection (like strep throat or an ear infection), which means that once you’ve been treated and tested negative for it (to make sure the antibiotics worked), it’s gone. Your nurse or doctor will tell you exactly what type of antibiotics you need, and when to get tested again to make sure the antibiotics worked.
The only way that chlamydia would stay in your body after you started treatment was if you didn’t take all of the prescribed medicine. That’s why it’s important to take all of it, even if symptoms go away before you finish the medication.
Both you and your partner(s) need to be treated for chlamydia before you have sex again, or you could get re-infected. Just like strep, you can get it many times in your life – getting treated for it once doesn’t mean you’re good for life.
You can prevent the spread of chlamydia and other STDs by using condoms every time you have sex. Learn more about chlamydia.