Chlamydia is a bacterial infection that is typically treated with antibiotics. The most commonly prescribed antibiotics for chlamydia are azithromycin or doxycycline. Your healthcare provider will determine the most appropriate medication and dosage for you based on your individual health status and other factors.
It is important to take the full course of antibiotics as prescribed, even if your symptoms go away before the medication is finished. This will ensure that the infection is fully cleared and reduce the risk of complications.
It is also important to avoid sexual activity, including oral, vaginal, and anal sex, until you have completed the full course of antibiotics and any symptoms have completely resolved. Your healthcare provider may recommend retesting for chlamydia several weeks after treatment to confirm that the infection has been successfully cleared.
Protected sex after chlamydia treatment
If you have completed treatment for chlamydia and have been told by your healthcare provider that you are no longer contagious, it is generally safe to have protected sex. However, it is important to wait at least seven days after completing treatment before having sex again to allow time for the medication to fully clear the infection.
It’s important to note that even if you have been treated for chlamydia and are no longer contagious, having unprotected sex with a new partner or a partner whose infection status is unknown can still put you at risk for contracting other sexually transmitted infections (STIs). It is always a good idea to use condoms or other barrier methods to protect against STIs and to get tested regularly, especially if you have multiple sexual partners.