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STI and Sexual Intercourse

10/28/2010

Question:

I wonder how long one should refrain from sex after being treated with antibiotic for chlamydia or gonorrhea? The treatment is a single dose of Zithromax or Cefixime and I am not sure how long it will take for the medicine to clear the infection completely.

Answer:

The recommendation is sexual activity should not resume until all sex partners have been examined and, if necessary, treated. Test should be repeated about 12 weeks after treatment. I hope this helps

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Response by:

Riza T Conroy, MD Riza T Conroy, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University