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i took azithromycin for chlamydia and had unprotected sex 5 days later! did i infect my partner after a one time exposure?

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Dr. King Coffield
49 years experience Urology
Possibly: The cdc suggests 7 days of sexual abstinence after the therapy you describe. You may have continued to have adequate colonization ( numbers of chlamydia) to permit infecting your partner at 5 days post therapy
Answered on Aug 14, 2017
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Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience Family Medicine
chlamydia: Perhaps, if you were not cured of the chlamydia. You should warn your partner to be checked.
Answered on Jun 2, 2017
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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
To be safe, allow 7 days for the antibiotic to work. However you are probably cured by day three after taking azithromycin.
Oct 11, 2013

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