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"Weak Positive" for Chlamydia

Hi,

I've had several visits to massage parlors in which I've engaged into massages, frottage and "happy endings". A couple of times, I've had sex encounters, always using protection.

However, I got tested and got in a test (Chlamydia antigen), the result of "weak positive".

I understand that I was not at risk of chlamydia with the practices I've been engaged. so:

- What does "weak positive" means?
- How could I have gotten chlamydia without penetration (or with penetration using condoms)?

I'm male and I got the result from a urethral exudate.

Thanks in advance. This situation is causing great distress,

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Was this a blood test? If so blood tests are not reliable for active infections.
You had no risk for chlamydia.
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Thank you. No, it was not blood test. It was an urethral exudate
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And to add: I also thought I had no risk for this infection, but I had this "weak positive" result

This is why I'm so puzzled...
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Never heard of a weak positive.
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OK, the Dr. told that it could be a false positive, or a positive with the infection in recession or incipient. Got to retest and see.
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I did a new test and it was negative. It doesn't mean that weak positive equals falst positive, but in this case it was.

In any case, I started the treatment, since I got the prescription prior to my second test. If I had a false positive, I could also have a false negative.
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Yes I would say it was a false positive.
No false negative as it would mean the medication worked.

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