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LGV Treatment

Method of treatment. Oral antibiotics

Length of treatment. Approx. 21 days

Further actions.

+ Let your partner(s) know and get tested
+ Avoid sex for 21 days
+ Chlamydia test after 2 weeks of finishing treatment.


+ Collect In Person: London, Birmingham & East Midlands
+ Receive By Post: UK

Cost of treatment. £90 (£30 if you tested with us)

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The Process

Request Follow Up Call

When you are ready to take the next steps, we will ask you to request a follow up call from ourselves (at your convenience).

Dispense Medications

Your clinician will ring you to discuss any questions you may have and dispense the appropriate medications

Collect or Mail Treatment

You can either collect the medications from the clinic or have it posted to you.

Further Actions

You will need to avoid having sex for 7 days and ensure your partner(s) are also tested & treated.

We follow guidelines set by

Medicine is a complicated subject and sometimes these guidelines don’t always hold the answers.

For example, treating an STI in a patient who has developed a resistance to routinely used antibiotics.

Unlike most private clinics, we have medical consultants here to help you navigate through such problems and get you on the right track in no time.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can LGV be treated?

Yes, LGV infections can be treated and cured.

How is LGV treated?

LGV is usually treated using oral antibiotics such as Doxycycline and is usually prescribed for 21 days.

How effective is the treatment for LGV?

Treatment for LGV is very effective in curing the infection, achieving almost a 100% cure rate. Unlike other STIs like gonorrhoea, treatment failure due to antibiotic resistance is not a concern.

Your clinician may consider the severity of the infection when offering treatment for LGV. Although there is clinical evidence that many patients will have their LGV infection cured with a 1 week course of the prescribed antibiotics, given the severity of the infection and possible serious long term complications, most specialists recommend completing the full 21 days course of the prescribed antibiotics.

How long does the LGV treatment take to work?

Symptoms should start to resolve within a few days of starting the treatment and should resolve completely within 1-2 weeks in mild to moderate cases. However, it can take up to 3-6 weeks for symptoms to resolve completely in individuals who have a more complicated case of LGV.

What happens if I have symptoms after finishing my LGV treatment?

If you are still experiencing symptoms of LGV after finishing your full course of antibiotics then you may be prescribed a longer or different course of antibiotics. You may also need to get retested, or tested for other infections that can cause similar symptoms.

When is a test of cure recommended?

A test of cure is recommended 2 weeks after finishing treatment (5 weeks from starting the treatment).

Should I tell my partners that I have tested positive for LGV?

Yes. LGV is very much an STI as is Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea. Therefore, It is essential to tell your sexual partners that you have tested positive for LGV so that they can get tested and treated appropriately to avoid passing the infection on to others.

Will my partner also need LGV treatment?

The clinician will take into consideration the presence of any symptoms, the test result, as well as the time elapsed since the last sexual contact. If they have tested positive for LGV then they will need to be treated.

However, sometimes a clinician may offer your partner treatment as a contact of you even if the test result comes back negative.


Sexual Health Consultation (inc. in test) £60

LGV Testing £150

LGV Treatment £30

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Reviewed by Dr. Manoj Malu (Clinical Director)
Written by Shannon Abraham

Last reviewed date: 1 September 2022
Next review due: 1 September 2025

Whilst this content is written and reviewed by sexual health specialists, it is for general guidance only. It is not intended to replace the advice of your clinician.