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Can I Have Sex During Chlamydia Treatment?

Having sex during chlamydia treatment is something we often get asked about in our private STD clinics. Our resident Medical Director, Dr Rashid Bani, has all the answers… So, can you have sex during treatment for chlamydia?

No – you should abstain from sex whilst you receive treatment for chlamydia. Although treatment for the infection is usually just a single dose of antibiotics, you need to wait at least seven days until having sex to ensure that the bacteria have left your system to avoid passing it on.  

Read on to find out when you can have sex after treatment for chlamydia, how to protect your partner, and how to protect yourself to avoid re-infection.

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