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A 24-year-old male asked:

If your affected with chlamydia can you spread it to your partner if you receive oral sex if so are there other treatments than antibiotics?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Chlamydia is a: bacterial disease. Bacterial diseases are treated with antibiotics. The CDC guidelines for the treatment of Chlamydia include antibiotics such as erythromycin, doxycline, azithromycin or ofloxacin. Erythromycin or amoxicillin are recommended during pregnancy. Usually see azithromycin or doxycline being used.
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Maybe and no: Did you have a positive test for chlamydia or otherwise think you have it? If so, you should not be having sex at all until treated or cured. That said, chlamydia doesn't take well to the mouth and throat, and your partner probably wouldn't be infected. But it could happen and your partner should be examined and tested. Only antibiotics will clear chlamydia; there are no other treatments.

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