Can chlamydia be shared through eye makeup if one person has active chlamydial conjunctivitis? Or if they have vaginal chlamydia and share makeup?
Don't share makeup. Chlamydial conjunctivitis is very rare, but if present possibly could be transmitted by shared eye makeup. There is no risk for transmission of genital chlamydia by shared makeup. However, makeup should never be shared anyway: the main risk is colds, influenza, oral herpes, and other non-STD infections.
Don't try it. Chlamydia cannot live but a very short time away from a warm, moist mucosal surface. You can pass it through transmission of warm, fresh mucosa-derived body fluid. I agree that it is reckless for someone asking these questions to contemplate sharing makeup. Don't take chances with the number one reported STD in the United States and one of the most common causes of.corneal blindness in the world.