I went for my first pelvic exam a few month ago, so I could get a prescription for birth control. They did an std test, because they said it was their standard procedure. My test came back positive for chlamydia, and I took the treatment because there was not a chance for me to get re-tested right away. However, I have never had sex, and the small amount of sexual contact I have had has been with my fiance, who i have been with for nearly four years. He has never been with anyone else, and I believe him. To be safe he also underwent treatment. Is there any other way I could have caught chlamydia? What is the likelihood of this being a false positive?
Hi, and thanks for your medical question on eHealth forum!
If you have not had sex, chances of getting Chlamydia are very less. It is possible to get false positive or false negative results with the standard tests for Chlamydia..
Else you can opt for specific tests for Chlamydia which include Nucleic acid amplification tests (NAAT, to find the genetic material of Chlamydia), Nucleic acid hybridization tests (DNA probe test, Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA, EIA), Direct fluorescent antibody test (DFA) or chlamydia culture. Hope this helps. Take care!
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