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Took Antibiotics As Prescribed For Chlamydia And Still Have Symptoms

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AIDS InfoNet

Azithromycin (Zithromax)

...azithromycin and similar antibiotics. Be sure to tell your health care provider if you are allergic to erythromycin or other antibiotics. What About Drug Resistance? Whenever you take medication, be sure to take all of the prescribed doses. Many people stop if they feel better. This is not a good idea. If the drug doesn't kill all of the germs, they might change (mutate) so that they can survive even when you are taking medications. When...
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Very worried about ARS symptoms.

Hello Dr. BobAbout 10 days ago I had sex with a "masseuse." I was careful to continue checking the condom, but it broke. I pulled out right away, I may have been in for approximately 10-30 seconds max. I also had about 30 seconds of unprotected...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,All negative HIV tests can be considered encouraging. However, as you undoubtedly realize, a one-week test is way, way, way too early to be considered very helpful. It is essentially a baseline test.ARS symptoms vary considerably from person... Read more »

Unprotected oral by POZ man days after finishing antibiotics for chalmydia

Dr. Bob, I love this site and all you do. I searched the archives but didn't see my question, so here goes...Back on July 4th weekend, I went to a pool party (all gay men). After several drinks and a day of skinny dipping, things started to get a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,I concur completely with the advice you received from your doctor!Dr. Bob Read more »

will zithromax show i have HIV

I had STD tested two weeks ago showed i have chlamydia, so i had the zithromaz prescribed by doctor, the following night i suffered throat problem, feel like something pressing my throat, but i dont have any pain or sore on my throat. Also,my jar...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...What the hell does that even mean?Regarding your question about zithromax, taking an antibiotic to treat a bacterial infection (Chlamydia) would have no effect on HIV-(viral) related symptoms or HIV-related tests. Hope that answers your rather... Read more »

To all readers

Like you I have been in the same position of reading this forum thinking that I might have got HIV from a blowjob or giving cunnilingus. Over the past 10 years every time I put myself at little risk I freak out and start reading, and the end result...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...below. Dr. BobIs Levaquin still effective against Gonnorhea?Dec 26, 2008 I recently tested positive for gonnorhea. The physician prescribed Levaquin. However, I read that the CDC advises not to use Levaquin for Chlymadia or Gonnorhea infections.... Read more »
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Clarithromycin (Biaxin)

...erythromycin or other antibiotics. What About Drug Resistance? Whenever you take medication, be sure to take all of the prescribed doses. Many people stop if they feel better. This is not a good idea. If the drug doesn't kill all of the... Read more »
The Well Project

Gynecological Problems

...because having these infections may make it more likely that you will transmit HIV, if you are HIV positive already. In addition, chlamydia and gonnorhea can cause pelvic inflammatory disease. Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) PID refers to... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Gonorrhea

...United States, and successful treatment of gonorrhea is becoming more difficult. Because many people with gonorrhea also have chlamydia , another STD, antibiotics for both infections are usually given together. Persons with gonorrhea should be... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Chlamydia

...chlamydia. If you have chlamydia, you should Take all your medicine, even after symptoms disappear, for the amount of time prescribed Go to your health care provider again if your symptoms do not disappear within 1 to 2 weeks after finishing... Read more »
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Anxiety and symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...shear panic. He looked at it. Said it was probably a result of an unknown virus and said it would probably go away. He prescribed me some cream. He took my blood for the HIV test and said, "You don't have it, and since this has become a... Read more »

Not Again...!!!!!!!

Posted by Sol, 1 Reply
...1. Is it possible that if I was exposed to STDs like gonorrhea or chlamydia, they would become resistant because I had taken antibiotics before? Or was the time gap between antibiotics ok enough for me not to worry. (I only had 4 days left for... Read more »

Some Help Here? Please?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...do.... and I believe that he and I were both wrong. They started hurting, so I did a no-no and decided to self-prescribe some antibiotics. Within a day they were tingling, less swollen, my sinuses and ears began to clear up... I think that's... Read more »

Chlamydia/HIV Question

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...it came back +ve for Chlamydia. I know I have to go through 3 months of hell waiting on HIV results but I'm confused about Chlamydia because the girl told me she just got her resutls back and they were -VE. She also added that She rectently was... Read more »