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What Can Cause Chlamydia

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what caused my chlamydia?

Hello my wife and I seperated for a few weeks and while on the seperation she had vaganial sex with another man. She swears she her wore a condom but she still got chlamydia and being back together I have been infected as well. How is this possible...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

University of North Carolina
Hello thereWhile I can't say for sure what happened between your wife and her other male partner, data shows that people get chlamydia by having sex with someone who has the infection. "Having sex" means anal, vaginal, or oral sex... Read more »

How did I get chlamydia??

Hi, I recently tested positive for urethral chlamydia. The nurse who treated me said that is... Read more »

Oral chlamydia infection - risk of HIV

I was diagnosed with with urethritis caused by chlamydia from receiving oral sex - there is no... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: Rare Chlamydia Infection Found: Unusual Strain Can Cause Scars, Swelling or Death

On Tuesday, Alberta Health officials reported three probable cases of the rare STD lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV) in Calgary. The patients are currently undergoing tests to confirm the diagnosis. Positive test results would bring the total number of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Opportunistic Screening for Chlamydia at a Community Based Contraceptive Service for Young People

Chlamydia trachomatis is the most common curable sexually transmitted bacterial infection in England and is the most preventable cause of infertility in women. Despite publicity campaigns, the public's awareness of chlamydia and its consequences... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Chlamydia

What Is Chlamydia? How Common Is Chlamydia? How Do People Get Chlamydia? What Are the Symptoms of Chlamydia? What Complications Can Result From Untreated Chlamydia? How Does Chlamydia Affect a Pregnant Woman and Her Baby? How Is... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Rare Strain of Chlamydia Might Be Spreading in U.S. Among MSM, Increasing HIV Risk, Specialists Say

A strain of chlamydia "rarely seen outside" Africa and Southeast Asia appears to be spreading among men who have sex with men in the U.S., increasing the risk of HIV transmission, according to health officials and specialists, the AP/ Washington... Read more »
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To Cougar....Chlamydia causing symptoms??

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Cougar - I read in your earlier post that your doctor explained some of your symptoms as chlamydia-related. I am very interested to hear about your experience and more about what your doctor said. I contracted chlamydia/urethritis after a hish... Read more »

LGV Chlamydia

Posted by Bear60, 1 Reply
I thought this news item in todays INQUIRER was of some interest to us gay men. Its about a "bad strain of chlamydia not usually seen in this country". It "appears to be spreading among gay and bisexual men possibly increasing their chances of... Read more »

Help - HIV/Chlamydia Risk

Posted by Sharpie_H, 1 Reply
Hello everyone,

Last June 4, while traveling, I decided that I would try other sexual experiences (anal sex) and got into contact with a male prostitute. Long story short, there was some roleplay on his part, some very light biting (no blood... Read more »

Can you catch chlamydia orally by someone who has rectal chlamydia?

Posted by chrono5, 2 Replies
I've just been treated for rectal chlamydia, but I have a partner who we both have never had anal sex with, but he has given me oral sex. I haven't told him just yet because I found out today and I'm waiting until he is back, but I was wondering... Read more »