I just found out I have Chlamydia and have been having unprotected sex with my boyfriend …..

Does that mean he has it? I think I got it from someone else.

 

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, and abstain from sexual activities with other people for 1 week. This will help ensure that re infection doesn’t occur.

Since you had unprotected sex with your partner, it is very likely your partner has been infected as well. It’s important that you and your partner both are treated, and finish the medication. It is also important you abstain from sexual actives for a week.

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