About 2 or 3 months ago, I found out that I had chlamydia. I took a medicine
for it. Does that mean it's out of my body for good?
If you took all of the antibiotic as it was prescribed, the chlamydia infection
was likely cured. However, you can still get chlamydia again in the future, either
from the same partner (if that person wasn't treated) or a new partner.
Because people can get infected with chlamydia more than once, your partner also
needs to have had treatment. If this didn't happen, and the two of you had sex since
you were treated, you may have been reinfected.
Chlamydia can have serious effects (like infertility and pelvic pain) if it's not
treated or if you get it multiple times. That's why doctors recommend getting retested
3 months after you've been treated to make sure you were not reinfected.
Using condoms every time you have sex can help prevent future infections. And anyone
having sex should be routinely tested for sexually transmitted infections, even if
they don't have any signs of them.