Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted bacterial infection. It is diagnosed with the help of urine test, or a swab is taken of the discharge from the cervix, which is used for culture or antigen testing for the bacteria.
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I am worried about HIV or other STDs after unprotected sex. What can I do?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 33 year old male, who had unprotected sex yesterday. I was drunk, but now, I am worried about HIV or any STDs for that matter. I do not have medical access for the next three months, as I am on a ship. If I express my apprehensions, it may cost me my job. I do have Lamivudine and ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. We do not know the HIV status (human immunodeficiency virus) of the person with whom you had sex and also your baseline HIV status, the other thing you mentioned that you do not have medical access for next three months. Considering the availability of only Lamivudin... Read Full »
Can Levaquin be used for gonorrhea?
Query: Hi doctor, I did IgG test for HSV-1 and HSV-2 after four months of possible exposure, which was negative. Is it conclusive? Is there any need to do IgM test? If IgG is negative, can I consider that I am not infected? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The time required for IgG (immunoglobulin G) antibodies to develop after the exposure to HSV (herpes simplex virus) is usually 21 to 42 days. A negative HSV IgG means that you have probably not been exposed to HSV. HSV IgM (immunoglobulin M) will tell whether yo... Read Full »
Kindly suggest a solution to prevent recurrent chlamydia.
Query: Hi doctor, I treated my chlamydia infection before eight months back. I got a negative result before six months. Now I am feeling bad and got a positive result back before three days. It seems that my infection is recurring. I have started taking Azithromycin 500. I need a better solution. ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Serum IgG (immunoglobulin G) remains positive after getting an infection and so it indicates a past infection. Doxycycline helps to treat a chlamydia infection. So I suggest you take Doxycycline 100 mg twice daily for two weeks. Read Full »
I had sex wearing a condom, and now my testicles looks red. Kindly help.
Query: Hi doctor, Had sex a week ago with a condom. The testicle now looks red. I have no pain or burning symptoms, though. Please help. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is an allergic reaction to latex contact. I would suggest the following medications. Apply 1 % Hydrocortisone cream or Desonide cream twice daily for ten days to reduce inflammation. Tablet Loratidine 10 mg once a day after breakfast for ten days. Apply moisturiz... Read Full »
Please suggest treatment for recurrent Chlamydia infection.
Query: Hi doctor, I have chlamydia and I have been treated on four occasions. I have not had sex recently. I took all medicines as specified. The list of medicines and attempts as follows. First Azithromax 1g one dose, second Azithromax 2.5 g three doses, third Doxycycline 500 mg two times a day for 10 ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are other options that can be used. I have a few questions for you if you would not mind answering them. Did you ever get culture and sensitivity testing of the recurrent chlamydia infection? Have you been treated for a gonorrhea at the same time? Are you pregn... Read Full »
What is the treatment for chlamydia infection?
Query: Hi doctor, Yesterday, I was diagnosed to have chlamydia. I am freaking out because I want to get it cured as soon as possible to prevent damage to my ability to have children later in life. Unfortunately, I am not able to get treatment from the nearby hospital for a couple of weeks. I was wondering ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. Chlamydia trachomatis is a STD (sexually transmitted disease). You have got the infection from your partner so you both should be treated. Ideally, a vaginal swab test should be done to confirm the diagnosis. You have not mentioned whet... Read Full »
If routine and culture urine tests are normal, is chlamydia and gonorrhea test necessary?
Query: Hello doctor, If a persons routine and culture urine test is normal, does he have to do separate tests for chlamydia and gonorrhea? The patient has headaches and sleepiness throughout the day and burning sensation in urine at times. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. No, not needed if there is no pus cells on routine examination. This also depends whether one is having symptoms or not. Occasional burning usually occurs due to dehydration and most of the times this burning is also associated with yellow urine which further suggest... Read Full »
As my HSV is positive, I am worried about HIV infection. Please help.
Query: Hi doctor, I had protected sex with CSW. After 16 weeks, STD test HSV 1+2 IgG is 13.30, Chlamydia trachomatis antibody IgG is 1.13 and HIV 1/2 combo P24 test is .05. I am in depression that herpes is positive and in future any chance of HIV positive. I am unmarried. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. HIV infection has a window period of one to three months and during which the test results may have false negative results. According to WHO (World Health Organization), all results are considered conclusive at 12 weeks after the last high risk exposure. As your results a... Read Full »
Please suggest the treatment for chlamydia trachomatis infection.
Query: Hi doctor, I got tested for Chlamydia trachomatis and got my report. It gives out the value as 2.2411 and the safety zone is 0.08. I would like you to suggest me the treatment. Thank you. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please upload your test results for my reference. Thank you. Revert back with the reports to a sexologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/sexologist Read Full »
Are STI tests on day 42 conclusive or do I require further testing?
Query: Hello doctor, I took the following STI tests on day 42 post a possible exposure and the reports show the following: HIV DUO (4th Gen) (CMIA) - Non Reactive (0.16) Syphilis Antibodies (Treponema) (EIA) - Negative (0.64) TPHA - Negative RPR - Non-Reactive HSV 1 & 2 - IgM antibody (EIA) - Negative ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and I have noted your concern. Tests for HIV (4th generation - HIV DUO), chlamydia and syphilis (antibody test and TPHA) are conclusive at day 42, whereas the tests for herpes genitalis need to be repeated for IgG at 12 weeks for a conc... Read Full »