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    I had sex with a girl two days ago, she has texted me today saying she has got chlamydia.

    As I know I have a high certainty of contracting it, I want to buy Azithromycin. My question, is there an incubation period before I can take the antibiotic or can I take it straight away.
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    You can take her to court.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    I had sex with a girl two days ago, she has texted me today saying she has got chlamydia.

    As I know I have a high certainty of contracting it, I want to buy Azithromycin. My question, is there an incubation period before I can take the antibiotic or can I take it straight away.
    It's a probability, not a 'high certainty'. Do you have any discharge?

    It's also a really bad idea to pick a semi-random antibiotic from somewhere and assume it will treat what you have. A local sexual health clinic will know what's working - as of three years ago, the one you're thinking about was no longer the recommended one, for example, because it was becoming less effective and things may well have changed further since then. Take the wrong dose and you could contribute to making things worse.
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    You can take her to court.
    What for? Criminalising STI transmission is bad health promotion on numerous levels, but there are a few cases of convictions for HIV transmission, one of which also involved a different STI.

    Here, he doesn't know he's got it; if he has it, he doesn't know if he had it before shagging her; if he used condoms he'd have been much less likely to get it; and in any case, this is the STI equivalent of catching a cold off someone.

    If you jailed everyone who's ever unknowingly passed on chlamydia, you'd be jailing a big chunk of the young adult population.
 
 
 
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