What to Do When Your Partner Has an STD and Doesn't Want Treatment

If you and your partner have had unprotected sex, it's important to get tested for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Even if your partner doesn't have any symptoms, they may still have an STD. If you or your partner tests positive for an STD, it's important to get treatment. This will reduce the chance of transmitting the infection to your partner.

Your doctor will provide a treatment plan tailored to the type of STD. This may involve taking medications such as antibiotics. It's important to take any medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor and to complete the entire course of antibiotics, even if you don't have any symptoms. You should not have sex again until both you and your partner have completed treatment.

If you are given a single dose of medication, wait seven days after taking it before having sex. If you are given a course of medication, wait until you finish all the doses before having sex. Left untreated, gonorrhea and chlamydia can cause serious permanent damage, including infertility. Depending on the STD, in women it can travel to other organs and prepare the ground for a condition called pelvic inflammatory disease, which can make pregnancy difficult. If you or your partner has been unfaithful, it's important that both of you get tested for all STDs. This will help protect yourself and anyone else you've had contact with.

Your doctor may treat you for chlamydia if you test positive for gonorrhea, since both diseases usually infect you at the same time. It's also important to use a new condom for every sexual act and practice safe sex in order to reduce the risk of contracting or transmitting an STD. Although your partner has tested negative orally and for STDs, no sexual activity is totally risk-free.

Bernice Lovato
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