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Is it possible to be immune to chlamydia

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
No: You do not ever develop true immunity to chlamydia.You can get it as often as you are exposed if you are not taking the antibiotics that kill it duri... Read More

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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Don't count on it: Chlamydia is an infectious disease that does not enter your blood and or ever stimulate the immune system to give immunity.It is more like strep throa... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 30 years experience
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
Dr. Eva Dickinsone
Emergency Medicine 26 years experience
Chlamydia : Chlamydia is an intracellular bacteria that cause diseases in multiple species. In humans it is most notably the number one cause of sexually transmit... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Most have none: Most women do not have symptoms when they have chlamydia. For those that do have symptoms be on the look out for vaginal discharge, burning with urina... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ron Eaker
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
High: Chlamydia is very prevalent in the population of young sexually active males and females. In addition, hpv and herpes are widely disseminated. Condo... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
This is a definite : Risk. You can develop chlamydia in the pharynx from oral-genital contact.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
A number of drugs!: Best and oldest: doxycycline. Others: zithromycin; ciprofloxin and related drugs. I would (if i were young & unmarried, suggest a course of one of the... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Yeung
Urology 17 years experience
Not likely: No. Chlamydia is typically transmitted through sexual contact with a person. It is not transmitted though needles.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Depends on brand: There are a few over the counter brands now offering home chlamydia tests. Reports indicate they are quite accurate. Of course if positive you still n... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Chlamydia: Bacterial vaginosis (bv) ; trichomoniasis are more apt to cause a fishy smell. If you have a change in color, texture, odor or amount of vaginal disc... Read More

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