A member asked:

Hi, i started taking antibiotics (penicillin), 8 days ago for an extremely painful sore throat that wouldnt go away. 5 days ago i also had a std test for gonnorhea and chlamydia. will my std results be impacted by the antibiotics im taking? thanks?

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Dr. James Ferguson answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

These tests look for the genetic material of the germ which would be present if the germ were alive or dead. Taking antibiotics should not effect the test.

Answered 7/16/2023

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Dr. Birendra Tandan answered

Specializes in Urology

It might affect GC but not chlamydia as it is not sensitive to penicillin

Answered 7/18/2023

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