If you're taking antibiotics for an STI (also known as an STD), it’s important to avoid sex until seven days after finishing your medicine. This medical guideline is in place to give your body time to rid itself of the infection completely and avoid passing it on to anyone else.

It's a good idea for anyone you've been having sex with to get tested and for you both to hold off on sexual activity until seven days after completing treatment. Otherwise, you may end up passing the infection back and forth. It is also recommended that three months after being treated for chlamydia or gonorrhea you should get retested to ensure you haven't been reinfected. 

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