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What if my partner is infected with pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)?

Even if your sex partner doesn't have any symptoms, she or he could still be infected with bacteria that can cause pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). Protect yourself from being re-infected with PID.

    • Your sex partner(s) should be treated even if she or he doesn't have symptoms.
    • Don't have sex with a partner who hasn't been treated.

This answer is based on source information from the National Women's Health Information Center.

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