How many days after injection of penicillin D would kill the bacteria?
May 21, 2013
I got diagnosed with primary syphilis and got an injection of penicillin D on both cheeks 9 days ago. I have not have any sex since diagnosed, when is it safe to have sex again ?
Response from Dr. Young
Hi and thanks for posting.
While there isn't a specific iron-clad time for this, I usually recommend that people diagnosed with a sexually transmitted bacterial infection (like syphilis or gonorrhea) abstain from sexual activity for at least 1 week after completing treatment.
Either way, we'd recommend using condoms whenever possible for the prevention of transmission of this or other infections.
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