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is it safe to use a condom after treating STI within the seven days/week?
Hi, The short answer is no. To be on the safe side we recommend that you do not have sex until: one week after your 1-day treatment; or your 7-day treatment is complete, and your sex partner(s) have also been treated, even if their test results are negative. While condoms reduce the chance of passing chlamydia and gonorrhea, there is still a possibility of passing them even when a... Read Full Answer
My penis skin become irregular and whit I some area also tear I think it is infection. What I do to get rid of it. Please help me
Hi, Thanks for your question. It's difficult to give you an exact answer without seeing your symptoms in person, but I can give you some general information. Skin changes on the genitals can be caused by many things. Common fungal infections can cause skin breakdown (aka skin tear) and white build-up around the head of penis. Fungal infections are treated with anti-fungal creams like Canestan... Read Full Answer
My partner is uncircumcised, can this increase my chance of getting BV? I’ve had recurrent BV and trying to figure out ways to prevent and minimize this annoying infection.
Hi, Thanks for writing. Having a partner who is uncircumcised does not increase your risk for bacterial vaginosis (BV). BV is not sexually transmitted, or passed between partners. Bacterial vaginosis is an overgrowth of normal vaginal bacteria (so it’s not “bad” bacteria), and it’s your own bacteria (so it didn’t come from anyone else). BV can be very frustrating for many people. The vagina... Read Full Answer
Hi, me and my boyfriend were treated for chlamydia almost 2 weeks ago. I think we left it for too long because I was feeling symptoms but didn’t think anything of it until they started getting really bad and we didn’t know what to do. Now that we’ve been treated we tried having sex again and it was really painful and it hurts every time now. Is it not cured or do I have something worse, I’m really worried.
If you have both been treated, then the chlamydia has been treated. All partners in the last 2 months should also be treated no matter what their testing results say. This is to prevent the chlamydia being spread easily. Usually the symptoms would clear by the time a week has passed. If it was a severe infection, then it can take time for the healing of the inflammation inside. If you continue to... Read Full Answer
with regards to PEP Drugs is it necessary to take them if the person tested negative
If the person you had the risk with, has tested HIV negative, then you can stop taking the PEP as there is no longer a risk. If you are unsure that their test was accurate in reflectiing the incubation times for any risks that they might have had, then it is a good idea to continue the PEP and discuss it with the doctor at your next visit.