Can you catch chlamydia 2 years after being on antibiotics

Patient

Q: Hi so I had sex with a woman last night she had chlamydia and was on antibiotics 2 years ago. we had unprotected sex. Can I get it?? She didn't have any time of out break or anything like that.

Doctor

A:   Chlamydia is a type of bacteria that is transmitted sexually. Antibiotics are available to eradicate chlamydial infection but the are not vaccines and hence does not protect one from future infections. Please consult your physician for a discussion on your concerns and protections available to safeguard yourself from sexually transmitted infections.

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