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How common is a false positive test for chlamydia?
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How common is a false positive test for chlamydia?

I went to do my papsmear and results came back with positive for chlamydia. I contacted my most previous sexual partner (one time thing), he just recently did a body check and nothing turned up. He was healthy. I told my boyfriend, which whom I have had sex millions of times, to get tested, he said his test was healthy.

My one-time-thing partner didn't catch it from me nor give it to me, fine. But if I had it, my boyfriend MUST have it from me too because we have had sex countless times after my last sexual partner. How come his test is negative?

I understand that there's always a chance that he's lying, but I don't really see a reason why he had to lie since I already came clean about my sexual history and admitted to having chlamydia. If he had it, he simply had to blame it on me and I would have been perfectly convinced that I caught it before he and I got together.

So how common is a false positive test for chlamydia? Last time I had a yeast infection which lasted 4 months even I was consistently on prescribed medication throughout. It's not the first time that's happened. I'm on the pill. The doctors say I have a weak immune system.  Does any of that play a role in the test results? I have no idea where I got this chlamydia now, if I really had it. If I really really did have it, my boyfriend MUST have it too, but he didn't....... Which makes me wonder if that test was botched?? How likely is that?
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ps: I've already been treated, did another test to confirm that it's really gone. Is there a way to test whether I have EVER contracted chlamydia even if it's cured now?
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When did your bf test?

False positives are rare but when done through part of the pap smear they are more common. Still uncommon but possible.
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He tested after I told him I had it. My last papsmear was...... 2 years ago? And I was clean back then. And his test came back clean too. The one night stand person's test was clean as well. How common is a false positive for chlamydia? It was just a routine papsmear, i didn't ask to be tested for STDs specifically, it just came back positive for chlamydia.

I have a history of yeast infections that don't go away easily. Would that confuse anything down there? I really want to know where I caught it, if I really had it.
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I can't say how common or uncommon...no real stats that are kept, just thatduring the paps done now a false positive is more common.

There is no way to tell if you had it or it was a false positive. Did your bf show you his test papers? Just want to make sure everything is covered. He should receive threatments even if his test was negative.
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He didn't show me his papers but I just don't really see a reason why he has to lie. If he had caught it, and I admitted to having it, he could've just said it was from me. He didn't receive treatments. We have had sex millions of times after my treatment and I have gone to the doctor for yeast infection medications, done 2 lab tests and both confirmed only monilia and no chlamydia or anything else. I'm, just very annoyed now. Telling him I caught chlamydia changed our relationship. Makes me look like i'm a sIut even though it's obvious that we've both had sexual partners before being with eachother. Still, admitting to catching some disgusting STD when I never had it in the first place, is really really really frustrating.
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