A 46-year-old male asked:
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tested negative(but also treated w/ ceftraxione inj and azithro) for gonorrhea/chlaym 4 weeks ago. now on bactrim ds for epididtymitis, would a retest to make sure i'm 100% std free be skewed by my current antibiotics & result in inaccurate results?

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Dr. Brian Nguyen
10 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Ok to retest: After three weeks, a repeat test for Gonorrhea and Chlamydia can reassure you that you don't have these infections, however men typically don't get tested for other STDs that you may still have, such as Hep C, HIV, Herpes, Syphilis, Trichomonas, and HPV. Make sure your testing is thorough and get the HPV vaccine.
Answered on Nov 5, 2018
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