[Question #6273] Doxycycline and Testing

19 months ago
Hello again - This will be my final question on mutual masturbation with another gay male and STDs. I know you said mutual masturbation is safe sex and no reason to test. However, I took 10 days of Doxycycline 100mg twice a day. On day 10 I did a 10 test panel and everything came back negative. Of course, I wondered if this as due to the Doxycycline and wanted to confirm with another test. Exactly 3 weeks later I did another 10 test panel and everything (Gon, Chly, RPR, HIV, etc) came back negative. Can I believe these negative results since they were 3 weeks post taking Doxycycline?

Thanks again for all you do.
19 months ago
And forgot to mention....all of these tests were 6+ weeks after exposure.
Edward W. Hook M.D.
Edward W. Hook M.D.
19 months ago
Welcome back to the Forum although I'm sorry you felt the need.  29 days ago my reply to essentially the same question was "Yes, I urge you to believe your test results.  It is (past) time for you to stop worrying about the encounter you described and move on.  You were not infected."  that answer has not changed.  Please believe the results. further testing is a waste of time and resources.  EWH
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19 months ago
Thank you again for the reassurance. I just wanted to be sure the Doxycycline wouldn't have affected the results and that the results 3 weeks after the Doxycycline were accurate.

As I noted, this is my last question on this topic!
Edward W. Hook M.D.
Edward W. Hook M.D.
19 months ago
Believe the results. They are accurate, as I said before.  EWH
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18 months ago
Generally, after taking antibiotics, how long is it advised you wait to obtain accurate results? For example, is 3 weeks after Doxycycline enough for all tests including RPR to ensure the results are accurate?
Edward W. Hook M.D.
Edward W. Hook M.D.
18 months ago
Your results are not going to change.  If you had failed therapy, they would be positive.  Two to three weeks after completion of  antibiotics is plenty of time. 

 This is my final reply as part of this thread. As per forum guidelines the thread will now be closed. I should warn you however that should you return to the forum with further anxiety-driven questions, your question may be closed without a response and without return  of your posting fee. I trust you will understand. EWH 
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