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My husband and I just got treated for chlamydia, when should we be re-tested to see if it cleared up? And when can we have sex again?

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David Miller
Family Medicine
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In brief: Not recommended

Re-testing for is not routinely recommended unless you are pregnant or suspect someone is not taking their medication as prescribed.
If needed, you can re-test 3-4 weeks (minimum of 1 week) after completing therapy. You should also eliminate any behaviors that may put you at risk for reinfection. 1 weeks abstinence during treatment is recommended to minimize reinfection risk.

In brief: Not recommended

Re-testing for is not routinely recommended unless you are pregnant or suspect someone is not taking their medication as prescribed.
If needed, you can re-test 3-4 weeks (minimum of 1 week) after completing therapy. You should also eliminate any behaviors that may put you at risk for reinfection. 1 weeks abstinence during treatment is recommended to minimize reinfection risk.
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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology

In brief: 7 days after either

Zithromax (azothromycin) taken as a single dose, or after srarting 7 day, twice daily dose of doxycyline.
Thus abstain for 7 days, then you should both be ok.

In brief: 7 days after either

Zithromax (azothromycin) taken as a single dose, or after srarting 7 day, twice daily dose of doxycyline.
Thus abstain for 7 days, then you should both be ok.
Dr. George Klauber
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