Well I found out I had Chlamydia from someone I thought I trusted. I get checked out all the time and I knew something wasn’t right…

…But my question is, even if you don’t have it in your throat can you still pass the virus through oral sex?

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.

If someone only has Chlamydia in their genitals, they will only spread the infection through genital contact. If that person performs oral sex on someone, they will not give that person’s genitals Chlamydia unless they have Chlamydia in their throat.

Because Chlamydia is a bacteria, it can be cured! If someone has Chlamydia, the should get treatment for themselves and their partner(s). Once that person has treatment, they should finish the medication completely and abstain from any sexual contact for 1 week to avoid reinfection. After this time, sexual activity can resume.

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