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can you get chlamydia from a needle

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
26 years experience Urology
Unilkely: Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted diease. It does not reside in the blood stream normally and therefore is not a blood borne pathogen.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
STD/STI: Chlamydia is a bacteria that is sexually transmitted, thus causing a sexually transmitted disease/infection. In women, it can lead to infertility & ch ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
This is a definite : Risk. You can develop chlamydia in the pharynx from oral-genital contact.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Nesbitt
40 years experience Urology
No: Chlamydia is spread through genital to genital sexual contact.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Depends: Chlamydia is passed in genital secretions, not like a cold or flu. Sexual contact in some form would be the mode of transmission.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Yes: If your infected partner touches you with the organism on his/her hands, you could get this infection that is usually transmitted through sex. Infecti ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Oral Sex & STDs: Yes, of course. You are at risk for chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, and herpes and possibly hpv. If there was not any ejaculation then HIV and hepat ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Neumann
36 years experience Gynecology
No: No. Chlamydia is passed from the penis to the cervix or vise versa. The same is true for trichomonas.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marino Tavarez
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes you can test: Very straight forward and easy to do. But I Doubt the chlamydia result will be back same day
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
STD transmission: Such indirect contact doesn't transmit chlamydia or any other STD. Same for contact with toilet seats, used towels, etc. They call them sexually trans ... Read More
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