A 25-year-old female 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 Handsfieldanswered
Infectious Disease 55 years experience
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.
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