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Why Doesn't Penicillin Cure Chlamydia

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The Well Project

Gynecological Problems

...and painless sores on various parts of the body. Having syphilis can make you more likely to transmit HIV if you are already HIV positive, and you are more likely to contract HIV from a partner who has both HIV and syphilis. Penicillin is the standard treatment for syphilis, but doxcycline or tetracycline can be given to patients who are allergic to penicillin. Other Sexually Transmitted Infections Other sexually transmitted infections...
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Effects of Penicillin on HIV Anti-Body Test

Hi Dr. Bob,I just want to start out my letter by thanking you for your patience when it comes to answering the tons of questions in this forum. Words can't express how grateful I am for people like you. Anyway, I just want to clarify something. Two...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Thanks for your thanks!Penicillin or other antibiotics will not affect HIV test results.Be well.Dr. Bob Read more »

penicillin 2.4 megaunits tpha positive

penicillin 2.4 megaunits ,tpha positive i have taekn the medicine ,is it enough for this tpha come back to negative
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello,Treating syphilis won't make the TPHA antibody test revert to negative.BY Read more »

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 »

Syphilis Treatment-Penicillin Allergy

I have recently tested positive for Syphillis - probably contracted in the past 6 - 8 months. I am also HIV+ for about 18 years. Otherwise healthy and doing well on meds with CD4 >600. For the longest time, I have been telling medical staff that I...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...procedure may be advisable. If the history for pen allergy is weak and there is a negative scratch test then proceding with use of penicillin under observation is an option. I generally would recommend desensitization if uncertain. Pencillin is... Read more »
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Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

What Do the Symptoms of Sexually Transmitted Diseases Look Like?

...back. Syphilis can also be transmitted via unprotected oral sex, from genitals to mouth or mouth to genitals. GONORRHEA AND CHLAMYDIA The man in this picture has gonorrhea. Gonorrhea and chlamydia are both bacteria and easily treated.... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Chlamydia

...ofloxacin. Health care providers may treat pregnant women with azithromycin, erythromycin, or sometimes with amoxicillin. Penicillin, which health care providers often use to treat some other STIs, won't cure chlamydia. If you have chlamydia,... 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 Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Ciprofloxacin (Cipro)

...works against many different bacteria. Cipro works against some bacteria that are resistant to other antibiotics, including penicillin. Many germs live in our bodies or are common in our surroundings. A healthy immune system can fight them off or... Read more »
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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 »

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 »

chlamydia

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...aware neither of us has had any other partner in that time. about 3 months ago he got tested and he showed up positive with chlamydia so a few weeks ago I went to the doc and got tested but I was clean and negative for chlamydia. The thing is... Read more »

CHLAMYDIA

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Would chlamydia be positive on a test 3 weeks after possible exposure? What is the window period, it has been 4 months since my exposure and Read more »