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Why Doesn't Penicillin Cure Chlamydia

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How To Cure Chlamydia

Posted by PhilWeill

Dear patient,

Did you know Chlamydia can kill you?

Chlamydia is one of the most sever STD's in the world ruining people lives.

It can cut your life short. Kill you young. Make your penis fall off... or if you are a woman, make you unable to pee, have... Read more »

Chlamydia/Gonorrhea

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi guys, I have got a question about chlamydia/gonorrhea. About FOUR years ago I had sex with (3) prostitutes. I have already been tested -ive for HIV and syphilis. Do you think there's a chance I've been infected with chlamydia and/or gonorrhea? I... Read more »

A few questions about chlamydia

Posted by Anonymous
I had a high risk situation when I had unprotected vaginal sex about 10 months ago. I ended up getting tested recently, but I realized that around a month after the situation, I took Zithromax, so even if I did have it, it would have been cured. ... 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 »

Chlamydia question

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I wanted to pose this question. I went to the doctors for a UTI. They said that was what it was but they screened for chlamydia anyways. I don't know much about it so I went online to research it. I definately get that it is an STD. What I don't... Read more »
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Chlamydia treatment

Can daily masturbation cure chlamydia?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Nope! Only antibiotics can cure chlamydia, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't "burp the nephew" daily just for fun.Dr. Bob... Read more »

Chlamydia and HIV

I would like to know if a person contracted chlamydia, is there a good chance of contracting HIV?I am asking this question because the number of people with chlamydia is much higher than the people with HIV? Why is that?...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
It is important to remember that different infections work in different ways. So, just because HIV and chlamydia are infections that are sexually transmitted doesn't mean that they are similar; they are actually quite different organisms that... Read more »

Supposedly a cure to eradicate?But govt doesn't want to release.

Dr.Young, I wanted your thoughts on this. I am undetectable with a good CD4 count on my last labs. I have actually spoken with an HIV Tester/counselor who in his opinion thinks that there already is a cure to completely eradicate HIV. However the...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hi and thanks for posting.Yes, there was a second shooter on the grassy knoll and the earth is flat too.Sorry, though the conspiracy theory is a convenient explanation for difficult science (and drug companies sometimes don't do themselves... Read more »

Penicillin treatment

I am currently on Penicillin treatment for syphilis. Had my first 2 injections last week Friday with this friday and next week friday 2 more. Should I not also be taking Doxycycline 100mg twice daily? I just want to make sure that the syphilis is...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for your post.Penicillin is the treatment of choice for syphilis- recommended by the most current US treatment guidelines. Doxycycline is reserved as a second-line treatment for persons who are allergic to penicillin.There's... Read more »
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U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Chlamydia's Quick Cure

Anna Lange (not her real name) had no symptoms when she went to a Wake County, N.C., sexually transmitted diseases clinic earlier this year to pick up her birth control pills. But a routine test revealed that the 20-year-old Lange had chlamydia.... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Chlamydia

Overview Cause Transmission Symptoms Diagnosis Treatment Prevention Complications Research Related Links Overview Chlamydia is a curable sexually transmitted infection (STI). You can get chlamydial infection during vaginal, oral, or... 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

Study: Azithromycin Equal to Penicillin

The oral antibiotic azithromycin is as effective as penicillin injections in curing early-stage syphilis, according to the results of a new study. "Syphilis remains an important source of morbidity worldwide," wrote Edward W. Hook III, of the... Read more »