4 doctors weighed in:

Why do some people get chlamydia and others don't?

4 doctors weighed in
David Miller
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: More than you think

Chlamydia is an std caused by a tiny bacteria-like critter that lives inside of cells.
There are often very few symptoms with chlamydia so folks can have it and not know it. It can have very dramatic symptoms as well, such as pid (which can be very serious!). Condoms can provide some protection but abstinence till you are with one person forever is the only truly safe bet for prevention.

In brief: More than you think

Chlamydia is an std caused by a tiny bacteria-like critter that lives inside of cells.
There are often very few symptoms with chlamydia so folks can have it and not know it. It can have very dramatic symptoms as well, such as pid (which can be very serious!). Condoms can provide some protection but abstinence till you are with one person forever is the only truly safe bet for prevention.
David Miller
David Miller
Answer assisted by David Miller, Medical Student
Thank
1 doctor agrees

In brief: STD risk

Lower risk by using condoms.
...Have partners checked....Sometimes just bad luck....

In brief: STD risk

Lower risk by using condoms.
...Have partners checked....Sometimes just bad luck....
Dr. Richard Sarle
Dr. Richard Sarle
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Adam Levy
Board Certified, Obstetrics & Gynecology
33 years in practice
1M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors