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My bestfriend found out today that she has an sti. She will soon know if it is gonorrhea or chlamydia. We have shared drinks. Could i get it from her?

My bestfriend found out today that she has an sti. She will soon know if it is gonorrhea or chlamydia. We have shared drinks. Could i get it from her?

STDS: Nope. Not in any way. I often use these questions to remind sexually active humans that is wise to spend a few minutes learning about the twelve common sexually transmitted diseases and how to protect against them. ...Read more

Chlamydia (Definition)

Chlamydia is a curable sexually transmitted infection that is caused by the bacteria chlamydia trachomatis. This bacteria infects mucous membranes of the urethra, vagina, cervix, anus, rectum, eyelid, and throat. Chlamydia may be asymptomatic but some patients experience pain or burning during urination, nausea, fever, vaginal discharge, ...Read more


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Can i get chlamydia or gonorrhea by sharing towels, soaps, or toilet seat? Worried since i live and share bathroom with someone who had those stds.

Can i get chlamydia or gonorrhea by sharing  towels, soaps, or toilet seat? Worried since i live and share bathroom with someone who had those stds.

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 shared towels, toilet seats or soap. However, other types of std like trichomonas, crab lice, and scabies mite can potentially be transmitted via shared towels. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get chlamydia from sharing cups? Or from saliva?

Is it possible to get chlamydia from sharing cups? Or from saliva?

Chlamydia: It is so unlikely that i would say no. Chlamydia is a sticky bug that can line the infected persons throat, urethra or cervix or rectal tissues. The infected fluids are more likely to be semen or vaginal fluids than saliva. But, in the extreme case, oral or salvia transmission has occurred. But that is not the norm and i would advise not to worry about sharing cups. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get chlamydia from sharing wash clothes and towels? My boyfriend did not cheat and i did not cheat. No way possible!

Is it possible to get chlamydia from sharing wash clothes and towels? My boyfriend did not cheat and i did not cheat. No way possible!

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 need full on penetration to get chlamydia. I always advise couples in your scenario to just get treatment and not lose the relationship. But, once treated. Any new infection will mean infidelity. ...Read more

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How can you get chlamydia?

Unprotected sex : Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted infection passed by transmitting body fluids from one person to another. Chlamydia can be acquired through vaginal, anal and oral sex. You can not catch chlamydia through casual contact. Avoiding intercourse is the only 100% way to protect yourself. Condoms are very effective in decreasing the risk. ...Read more

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Could i get chlamydia again?

Could i get chlamydia again?

Yes: You can get this as often as you are exposed, cured and re-exposed. Similar to strep throat, you do not develop permanent immunity after infection. ...Read more

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What is chlamydia? How does a person get it?

What is chlamydia? How does a person get it?

Chlamydia : Chlamydia is an intracellular bacteria that cause diseases in multiple species. In humans it is most notably the number one cause of sexually transmitted diseases. Men are symptomatic in about 75% of cases whereas women are only symptomatic in about 30% of cases. It usually infects the urethra however it can i ascend to the bladder and cause a urinary tract infection. Other species can cause pneumonia and is spread by birds. ...Read more

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How likely is it to get chlamydia from giving a blowjob?

How likely is it to get chlamydia from giving a blowjob?

This is a definite : Risk. You can develop chlamydia in the pharynx from oral-genital contact. ...Read more

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I had un protected sex an get chlamydia what is the soulation?

I had un protected sex an get chlamydia what is the soulation?

Antibiotic: See your doctor or go to the health department for treatment. Antibiotics can be take to treat chlamydia. Your sexual partners should also be treated to prevent reinfection and for their benefit. You may also need to be tested for other sexually transmitted infections. ...Read more

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I had contracted chlamydia and was treated, but i had my gf get checked but she did not have it. How is this possible?

I had contracted chlamydia and was treated, but i had my gf get checked but she did not have it. How is this possible?

Chlamydia: You all may have been lucky and she may have not contracted the disease. Was she actually tested? This is important because a person could have chlamydia & not show symptoms. ...Read more

Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
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Chlamydia Infection (Definition)

A sexually transmitted infection caused by a bacteria. Genital symptoms include burning on urination, vaginal or penile discharge, pain with sexual intercourse or ...Read more