A member asked:

Two days after finishing a seven day doxycycline course on chlamydia, i took another test with positive result, how long it takes to clear completely?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield answered

Specializes in Infectious Disease

Chlamydia retesting: You were tested too soon. Doxycycline never fails to cure chlamydia, if taken as directed. But after chlamydia is killed by the antibiotic, its DNA takes a while to clear, and the test detects DNA. Chlamydia retesting is not recommended until at least 3 weeks after treatment. Even then, it's usually unnecessary. The usual time for chlamydia retesting is 3-6 months, in case of reinfection.

Answered 9/3/2017



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