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What Antibiotic Is Given For Chlamydia

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Chlamydia- cant take antibiotics

Hi Ive tested positive for chlamydia but I cant take the recommended azithromycin or doxycycline due to reactions because of an existing condition I have.Whats my best option? Ive heard untreated chlamydia will resolve within 6months (male) Is this...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

University of North Carolina
Hello there-I would encourage that you talk with a medical provider- there are other alternative antibiotics that you can take, erythromycin or levofloxacin. Treatment is necessary and I would not recommend otherwise. Take care,LHW... Read more »

did antibiotic delay the window period

i was diagnose with chlamydia and hsv1&2. i was given a shot of pennicilin and oral medicine of... Read more »

Chlamydia

Hi doctors I have a question that has been bugging me. I went in for my yearly blood test and got... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

U.S. Gonorrhea Rate Drops to Record Low; Increases Seen in Number of Chlamydia, Syphilis Cases, CDC Report Says

Gonorrhea prevalence in the United States dropped nearly 5% between 2002 and 2003, falling to a record low of 116.2 cases of the sexually transmitted disease per 100,000 people, according to CDC 's "2003 STD Surveillance Report ," which was released... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Massachusetts OKs Rules to Foil Spread of Chlamydia

New rules approved by state health regulators will allow Massachusetts care providers to prescribe or dispense antibiotics for chlamydia to the sex partners of infected patients, without examining the partners. "Right now, if you treat someone and... Read more »
The Center for AIDS

Preventing and Controlling Chlamydia -- the Silent STI -- in People With HIV

Table of Contents Introduction Chlamydia Risk Factors in People With and Without HIV How Chlamydia Sets Up Infection and Spreads Chlamydia Raises Risk of HIV Infection and Progression Screening and Testing for Chlamydia: Urine Is Not Enough ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Antibiotics-to-Go May Increase STD Treatment

Providing male STD patients a dose of antibiotics to bring to their partners is more effective than the standard method of instructing the patients to tell their partners to see a doctor for testing and treatment, according to a new study. The... Read more »
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Can you catch chlamydia orally by someone who has rectal chlamydia?

Posted by chrono5, 2 Replies
I've just been treated for rectal chlamydia, but I have a partner who we both have never had anal sex with, but he has given me oral sex. I haven't told him just yet because I found out today and I'm waiting until he is back, but I was wondering... Read more »

Chlamydia/HIV Question

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Had a recent HIV exposure early hours 2 weeks ago (a Saturday morning) and went to an ER on Sunday evening. They refused to give me PEP (it was unprotected vaginal). A culture was done to check for STDS (Urethral Swab) and it came back +ve for... Read more »

To Cougar....Chlamydia causing symptoms??

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Cougar - I read in your earlier post that your doctor explained some of your symptoms as chlamydia-related. I am very interested to hear about your experience and more about what your doctor said. I contracted chlamydia/urethritis after a hish... Read more »

Treating Chlamydia with Azithromycin

Posted by Anonymous
Hi

My girlfriend and I have just been given a dose of aztithromycin but the doctor was not sure how long to refrain from having sex with one another. Was wondering if anyone else knew or has been on azithromycin and knows how long we can't have... Read more »