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How long should i wait after exposure to chlamydia or gonorrhea for medicine to be effective? i know it takes a few days for it to come up in tests..

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Chlamydia treatment: With recommended treatment (azithromycin or doxycycline), chlamydia is non-infectious for partners after 2-3 days, but to be safe it is best to have no sex for at least a week, and only with partners who also were treated or not previously exposed. The standard tests are reliable any time more than 4-5 days after exposure.

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Last updated Nov 10, 2019

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