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If you got treated for Chlamydia Friday….

…… and you masturbated Monday is that a risk of still having the disease?

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 vaginapenisanus, or throat. Chlamydia is spread through vaginal fluids and semen. Someone can get Chlamydia through unprotected oral sex, vaginal sex, anal sex, and genital to genital contact.

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 7 days. This will help ensure that re infection doesn’t occur.

Someone can not reinfect themselves with chlamydia through masturbation. It is a good idea however to thoroughly wash sex toys, if any have been used.

The only way someone could reinfection themselves is if they did not wait the 7 days to have sexual contact with someone, or if they had sexual contact again with someone who still had the infection.

If you want to make an appointment with us give us a call at 303-442-5160

If I had oral sex within 8 hours of taking the 2 pill treatment against chlamydia, with someone who currently has chlamydia, will I get reinfected?

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 vaginapenisanus, or throat. Chlamydia is spread through vaginal fluids and semen. Someone can get Chlamydia through unprotected oral sex, vaginal sex, anal sex, and genital to genital contact.

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 7 days. This will help ensure that re infection doesn’t occur.

If there was sexual contact before 7 days,  it is likely Chlamydia was transmitted and/or reinfection occurred.  The best thing someone could do in this situation is see a medical professional and get tested/ another round of treatment.

Remember, condoms and dental dams can help reduce the risk of STI transmission.

If you have any questions or need to make an appointment at Teen Clinic, give us a call at 303-442-5160

Can you get catch Chlamydia in your mouth?

Lets talk a little bit about STIs. STIs can be a very real risk for people if they are engaging in certain types of sexual contact. It’s good to know that when it comes to STIs there are four modes of transmission.  They are…

  • Blood
  • Sexual Fluids (Semen and Vaginal fluids)
  • Skin to skin contact
  •  Breast milk and Vaginal Delivery

In order for someone to contract an STI, they would need to engage in sexual activity with a person who already has an STI in which one or more of these modes would come into play.

Sometimes people think oral sex (mouth to genital contact) is not a risk for STI transmission, but the fact is, you can get all STIs, (except for pubic lice and Trichomoniasis) when engaging in oral sex with someone who has the infection, because when someone is engaging in oral sex, they can come into contact with someone’s blood, sexual fluids, and/or skin

The good news is that there are ways to prevent STI transmission from happening! Using a condom for oral sex on a penis will help drastically reduce your risk of transmitting an STI.  If oral sex is being performed on the vagina or anus, a dental dam can be used to help reduce your risk also! You can pick up free condoms and dental dams at Teen Clinic!

It is important to know that even though someone can get an STI from oral sex, a lot of the time STIs don’t show symptoms.  The only way for someone to know for sure if they have an STI is to get tested. Teen Clinic offers many different types of STI tests, including blood tests and urine tests. If you have any more questions about STIs or the Teen Clinic call us at 303-442-5160.

I used a condom for the whole intercourse and I got Chlamydia from that exposure, is that possible?

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 vaginapenisanus, or throat. Chlamydia is spread through vaginal fluids and semen. Someone can get Chlamydia through unprotected oral sex, vaginal sex, anal sex, and genital to genital contact.

While condoms can highly help reduce the risk of STIs, they are not 100% effective, so there is still a small chance that the infection could be transmitted.

Also, it is important to know that if there was contact with another person previously, or if other sexual contact happened where sexual fluids may have been exhanged, this could also be how the infection was transmitted.

It is recommended that any partners get tested, and that you abstain from sexual contact for 7 days after treatment to make sure reinfection does not occur.

If you want to make an appointment at Teen Clinic you can call us at 303-442-5160

Can I pass chlamydia to someone if we had unprotected sex once?

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 vaginapenisanus, or throat. Chlamydia is spread through vaginal fluids and semen. Someone can get Chlamydia through unprotected oral sex, vaginal sex, anal sex, and genital to genital contact.

So if someone had sexual contact with someone who had Chlamydia, even if it was only once, there is a chance of transmission.

If someone thinks they have come into contact with Chlamydia or other STIs, they should make an appointment to get tested. If you want to make an appointment with us you can call us at 303-442-5160

I was treated for Chlamydia two an half weeks ago….

…. and my boyfriend was treated a week and a half ago, and we had unprotected sex yesterday could I be re-infected ?

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 vaginapenisanus, or throat. Chlamydia is spread through vaginal fluids and semen. Someone can get Chlamydia through unprotected oral sex, vaginal sex, anal sex, and genital to genital contact.

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 7 days. This will help ensure that re infection doesn’t occur.

If sexual contact happened 7 days or longer after treatment, there wouldn’t be a risk of transmission.

It is a good idea after someone tests positive for Chlamydia that they are retested in 3 months.

If you want to make an appointment with us you can call us at 303-442-5160

 

I was treated for Chlamydia almost two weeks ago and the smell is still there.. Is this normal?

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 vaginapenisanus, or throat. Chlamydia is spread through vaginal fluids and semen. Someone can get Chlamydia through unprotected oral sex, vaginal sex, anal sex, and genital to genital contact.

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 7 days. This will help ensure that re infection doesn’t occur.

If you are still experiencing symptoms it is encouraged to come back to see a medical provider. It is possible that something else may be going on, or you may need to get retreated

If you want to do this at Teen Clinic you can definitely call us at 303-442-5160 to make an appointment.

I was recently diagnosed with Chlamydia and took antibiotics for it…..

 ……Six days later someone gave me oral sex. Could that person get infected?

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 vaginapenisanus, or throat. Chlamydia is spread through vaginal fluids and semen. Someone can get Chlamydia through unprotected oral sex, vaginal sex, anal sex, and genital to genital contact.

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 7 days. This will help ensure that re infection doesn’t occur.

If there was sexual contact before 7 days,  it is likely Chlamydia was transmitted and/or reinfection occurred.  The best thing someone could do in this situation is see a medical professional and get tested/ another round of treatment.

Remember, condoms and dental dams can help reduce the risk of STI transmission.

If you have any questions or need to make an appointment at Teen Clinic, give us a call at 303-442-5160

Can you reinfect yourself with Chlamydia after being cured, if you masturbate? 

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 vaginapenisanus, or throat. Chlamydia is spread through vaginal fluids and semen. Someone can get Chlamydia through unprotected oral sex, vaginal sex, anal sex, and genital to genital contact.

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 7 days. This will help ensure that re infection doesn’t occur.

Someone can not reinfect themselves with chlamydia through masturbation.  The only way someone could reinfection themselves is if they did not wait the 7 days to have sexual contact with someone, or if they had sexual contact again with someone who still had the infection.

If you want to make an appointment with us give us a call at 303-442-5160

I had Chlamydia. I was treated for it by taking two antibiotic pills…

…I threw up about 6 hours after taking them, did it still do its job?

 

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 vaginapenisanus, or throat. Chlamydia is spread through vaginal fluids and semen. Someone can get Chlamydia through unprotected oral sex, vaginal sex, anal sex, and genital to genital contact.

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 7 days. This will help ensure that re infection doesn’t occur.

Since you threw up 6 hours later, the antibiotics would still be effective in treating the infection!

It is also recommended someone gets re tested again in 3 months.

If you want to make an appointment at Teen Clinic give us a call at 303-442-5160