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Does someone commonly get chlamydia if both them and there partner were virgins?

Does someone commonly get chlamydia if both them and there partner were virgins?

That would be an: Unlikely scenario, because one of the partners would need to be infected to spread it to the other. Chlamydia can be transmitted during oral, vaginal or anal sex (& from mother to baby). ...Read more

Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
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Chlamydia Infection (Definition)

Chlamydia infection is a sexually transmitted infection caused by a bacteria. Genital symptoms include burning on urination, vaginal or penile discharge, pain with sexual intercourse or no symptoms at all. In many patients without symptoms, chlamydial infections can spread upwards into the abdomen and cause serious complications due to scarring. Newborns can acquire chlamydial eye infection from birth ...Read more


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How likely can one get chlamydia from someone who has it? How long should one wait before getting tested for accurate results?

How likely can one get chlamydia from someone who has it? How long should one wait before getting tested for accurate results?

No need to wait: Molecular tests for chlamydia are sensitive and specific. You do not need to wait to get tested. If you suspect you have chlamydia, see your doctor for the test. In collecting urine, do collect the very first flow of urine. This is in contrast to all other urine collections. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have chlamydia & un-protective sex for 9+months, and not pass it on until now. Or did my partner get it from someone else?

Is it possible to have chlamydia & un-protective sex for 9+months, and not pass it on until now. Or did my partner get it from someone else?

Probably: You should be symptomatic if you have had chlamydia for that long, although a significant number of people may be asymptomatic. If you not had sex with anyone else, then my bet would be on your partner having sex with someone else and getting infected that way. In either case, both of you should be treated as well as the other person involved. ...Read more

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Someone in my house has chlamydia and they took a shower and right after my husband or my self took a shower is it possible to get the disease ?

Someone in my house has chlamydia and they took a shower and right after my husband or my self took a shower is it possible to get the disease ?

Umlikely: Usually chlamydia requires an intimate sexual contact to be transmitted. This scenario is unlikely to transmit this infection to you. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can you get chlamydia from kissing someone?

No.: Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted disease and lives only (for practical purposes) in the genitourinary tract often causing symptoms but occasionally reading there asymptomatically in carrier individuals. If you have had unprotected intercourse you should be checked for pregnancy and stds including gonorrhea, chlamydia and hiv. ...Read more

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If you have oral sex with someone that has chlamydia, do you get it to?

If you have oral sex with someone that has chlamydia, do you get it to?

Yes, it's contagious: Chlamydia germs can also live on the throat, not just in the penis and in the vagina/cervix. The idea is to avoid oral sex with people carrying infections, until the infections are cured by medications. If a person with a sore throat goes to see the doctor, he should tell the doctor if he has been doing oral sex because the antibiotic for strep throat is different from the one to treat chlamydia. ...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?

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

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