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A 32-year-old female asked:

i do not have any stds and am being treated for bacterial vaginosis & pelvic inflammatory disease. my question is can i have sex while on antibiotics?

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Obvious: The answer here is so obvious I am sorry if i offended you. Of course you can have sex when you are on antibiotics. The only question here comes many many times about stds and when they can resume sexual relations.
Dr. Tracy Lovell
Rheumatology 21 years experience
No: You should avoid sex until after you complete your antibiotics as you can infect your partner who can reinfect after you complete treatment. Consider having your partner evaluated as well since you are undergoing treatment for pelvic inflammatory disease.
Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 48 years experience
No: You are being treated for pid and BV both associated with sexual contact. I would recommend that you abstain until you have completed your treatments.

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