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Which Antibiotic Is Best 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 »
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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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Chlamydia: The Most Common STD You've Never Heard Of

Infecting some 3 million patients each year, chlamydia is the most commonly reported bacterial STD in the United States. Though it can easily be cured with antibiotics, chlamydia often goes undetected because many people do not have symptoms of the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Chlamydia

What Is Chlamydia? How Common Is Chlamydia? How Do People Get Chlamydia? What Are the Symptoms of Chlamydia? What Complications Can Result From Untreated Chlamydia? How Does Chlamydia Affect a Pregnant Woman and Her Baby? How Is... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

An Observational Cohort Study of Chlamydia Trachomatis Treatment in Pregnancy

Azithromycin is currently not considered a first-line treatment for Chlamydia trachomatis infection in pregnant women. The authors of the current study sought to evaluate the use, efficacy, and safety of azithromycin in pregnant women with genital... Read more »
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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 »

Help - HIV/Chlamydia Risk

Posted by Sharpie_H, 1 Reply
Hello everyone,

Last June 4, while traveling, I decided that I would try other sexual experiences (anal sex) and got into contact with a male prostitute. Long story short, there was some roleplay on his part, some very light biting (no blood... Read more »

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 »