I Had Sex 5 Days After Being Treated For Chlamydia, 2 Weeks Beforehand I Had Been Treated As A Precautionary For Gonorrhea. All Of My Symptoms Of Chlamydia Had Already Gone Away. Should I Be Ok?

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I Had Sex 5 Days After Being Treated For Chlamydia, 2 Weeks Beforehand I Had Been Treated As A Precautionary For Gonorrhea. All Of My Symptoms Of Chlamydia Had Already Gone Away. Should I Be Ok?

I had sex five days after being treated for chlamydia. Two weeks beforehand I had been treated as a precautionary for gonorrhea. All of my symptoms of chlamydia had already gone away. Should I be okay? I don't know what the shot I got for the gonorrhea was called, but shouldn't that have been able to clear up the chlamydia?

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Hi there, stefferz --

I know this is an old question, but I did want someone from our staff to answer you! I'm only a layperson, but the reading I've done suggests that people wait at least one week and preferably two weeks before having sex after receiving treatment for either of these conditions. It takes that long for the drugs to begin to work, so having sex before this can cause continued contagion. If you're concerned about any treatment you're given by a doctor or have questions about how they work, you should always feel comfortable asking him/her about it at the time of treatment.

Here are some links that might be helpful for you in any case. Best of luck to you!

Stress and Your Sex Life

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Answered by Amy Tudor