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Ideally, you should wait until your Chlamydia has cleared before having intercourse. This means that you won’t be putting your partner under any risk. However, if you do wish to have intercourse whilst you are undergoing treatment for Chlamydia, it is important your partner understands the risks of such intercourse. You must use a condom to avoid transmitting Chlamydia to your partner. If you suspect a condom has broken, make sure your partner gets a Chlamydia test and, if needs be, the appropriate treatment. However, this is usually not a problem, as the Chlamydia treatment takes one day.
A report of Susceptible (S) indicates that the antimicrobial drug is likely to inhibit growth of the pathogen if the antimicrobial drug reaches the concentration usually achievable at the site of infection. A report of Intermediate (I) indicates that the result should be considered equivocal and, if the microorganism is not fully susceptible to alternative, clinically feasible drugs, the test should be repeated. This category implies possible clinical applicability in body sites where the drug is physiologically concentrated or in situations where a high dosage of the drug can be used. This category also provides a buffer zone that prevents small uncontrolled technical factors from causing major discrepancies in interpretation. A report of Resistant (R) indicates that the antimicrobial drug is not likely to inhibit growth of the pathogen if the antimicrobial drug reaches the concentrations usually achievable at the infection site; other therapy should be selected.