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Only Chlamydia?

Hello everyone,

Today, I would like to present a case that we see all to often. A patient comes into our office, states that his girlfriend has chlamydia, and that he would like to be tested only for chlamydia. His understanding is that, if his girlfriend has chlamydia, then this is the only possible STD that he could have been exposed to. He admits to having multiple sex partners, but believes his girlfriend to be faithful, and thinks that if his girlfriend tested negative for Gonorrhea, then he must not have Gonorrhea, or he would have given it to her when he (presumably) gave her Chlamydia.