I came down with symptoms of a UTI on 10/25. Went to my doctor on 10/26. He diagnosed me with a UTI and prescribed Levaquin. I took one 500mg pill that night and another on 10/27 in the morning. Around lunch on
10/27, I got an STD test done for chlamydia and gonorrhea, but it came back negative one week later. The test was a urine sample, NAAT.
Could the Levaquin have interfered with the test results that quickly? I had previously had unprotected oral sex (received) weeks prior to all this. Thank you for any information.
Can you explain how an antibiotic I stopped taking can still cause a false-negative, even if I experiencing symptoms? Does the antibiotic have a half-life inside my body such that it is still present even after I finish taking it?
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