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can you get chlamydia from sharing clothes

A female asked:
Dr. Gregory Lewis
43 years experience Urology
No: Gonorrhea and chlamydia are transmitted via vaginal, anal, or oral sexual contact and cannot survive outside the body, so you cannot pick them up from ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Chlamydia: The problem with chlamydia is that it can live deep in the urethra, throat, and cervix for years if untreated. It is easy to pass. One does not even ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Chlamydia: Possible but very unlikely. This disease is almost entirely transmitted by direct person to person contact. Saliva is a potential source, but the qu ... Read More
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 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience Dermatology
No...: ...Unless the underwear is saturated with bodily fluids, which would be really gross. There is no evidence that the herpes virus survives on clothing ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Herpes simplex: Potentially yes, but if they were washed before the second person wore them, very unlikely.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Very unlikely: Common sense says not to share razors, to prevent skin infections as well as blood borne infections like HIV and hepatitis B and C. However, it is a t ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
22 years experience Gynecology
Less likely: HPV is typically transmitted with skin to skin contact
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Unclear question: If you mean to ask, if you can get STD from wearing someone else's underwear, the risk is remote, unless the person has open lesions, you wear the cl ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Lawson
27 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: If you had unprotected sex with that person you can get it. Also, if you performed unprotected oral sex on a male partner with it you can get a gonoc ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience Pediatrics
Not likely: Vaginitis comes from intrusive events in the vagina - such as a penis, retained urine, toilet tissue, mucous, menstrual discharge, foreign body. Sitt ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Unlikely: Chlamydia can be transmitted through oral, anal or vaginal sex.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Very doubtful: Chlamydia can be transmitted through oral, anal or vaginal sex.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robin Noble
25 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: No.
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Scabies: Direct skin-to-skin contact is the mode of transmission. Scabies mites are very sensitive to their environment. They can only live off of a host body ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
The really deep kind: Dry-kissing won't transmit it, but it's a fairly common infection in the throat and "kissing of more than filial intensity" can transmit it. If you ha ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Denise Elser
Specializes in Gynecology
Difficult: Pubic lice can be spread by clothing or bedding. O/w unless you put on underwear or bathing suit when it is moist right after someone with infection w ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Herpes simplex: This would be very uncommon. If one person had active herpetic lesions, took off their underwear and you put them on immediately it is conceivable tha ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No : Hpv is not transmitted that way.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No: The microbe is extremely fragile.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
35 years experience Dentistry
Can happen: Anything that touches an open herpes lesion can transmit herpes to another person. So the answer is yes, this can happen.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
Its possible: If the other person has a cold sore you could pick up the virus on your mouth or lips.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes,can happen: Especially viral and sometimes bacterial.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No: It's very clear you cannot catch HIV this way. You can get infectious mono, CMV, herpes simplex, syphilis, and/or gonorrhea. For syphilis, there's g ... Read More

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