Can you catch chlamydia from someone who has already been treated if you have never had it?…

That’s a great question! Let’s start out by talking about what Chlamydia is and how it can be spread or transmitted.

Chlamydia is a common sexually transmitted bacterial infection of the vagina, penis, anus, or throat. Chlamydia is the number one most reported STI (or Sexually Transmitted Infection) among youth in the United States.

Chlamydia is spread through vaginal fluids and semen. People can get Chlamydia through vaginal, anal, or oral sex without a condom or dental dam.

With that being said, Chlamydia can be spread from the throat to the genitals, from the genitals to the throat, or from genitals to genitals.

Chlamydia is cured with antibiotics. When someone is being treated for Chlamydia, it is very important that they and their partners are treated and finish the medication. This will help ensure that reinfection doesn’t occur.

If you were to have some type of sex with someone before they started their antibiotics, or before they finished their antibiotics  you would be at risk for contracting Chlamydia. If your partner has completed treatment and refrained from any sexual activities during treatment, you would not be at risk for contracting Chlamydia

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