Do I Need a Chlamydia Test?

Q: My boyfriend was diagnosed with chlamydia. Since we haven’t been recently sexually active, do I still need to get a chlamydia test? I don’t have any symptoms.

J. Hollingsworth

Boston, Massachusetts

A: Just because you do not show any symptoms of chlamydia does not mean that you are in the clear. The symptoms of chlamydia can include pain while urinating and abnormal discharge – but in many cases, there are no symptoms at all. Since your boyfriend tested positive and you seem to indicate that you have been sexually active with him in the past, you need to be tested.

About My Health offers secure, private testing for chlamydia, along with various other STDs. You can arrange for testing by giving us a call – sometimes, testing can be performed the same day that you call. Don’t panic if you get a positive result. Chlamydia is easily treated with antibiotics. However, if you leave it untreated, it can cause permanent damage, even infertility. Contact About My Health today – the sooner you find out the results, the sooner you can start treatment.