You are not immune to Chlamydia, and here’s why

Chlamydia is a common sexually transmitted infection (STI) that spreads through sexual activity. While chlamydia is relatively simple to treat, potential complications may include infertility, ectopic pregnancy, and chronic pain. 

Chlamydia: you are not immune

If you have had these symptoms before you have had Chlamydia in the past and if you are having those symptoms again, then it could be a recurrence. You are not immune to Chlamydia after having it once. There are lots of factors that play into the recurrence of the disease. Some of those being

  • The first infection was not treated properly because the antibiotics prescribed were not completed as directed.
  • You are having this recurrence because you have been infected by a sexual partner who did not get treated or finish their antibiotics before having sex
  • Sharing a sex toy with someone who has Chlamydia
Condoms help prevent Chlamydia

Can Chlamydia Come Back on Its Own?

Chlamydia is unlikely to come back on its own, unless you do not take the medication prescribed to you exactly as you are meant to. That is why it is really important that you take any medication exactly as your doctor tells you. You should also abstain from sex for as long as your doctor tells you, which may include time after you have finished taking your medication.

If you get the same symptoms again it is more likely that you have been reinfected, either from your partner who has not been treated, has not finished their medication, or has not taken it correctly, a new partner, or from a sex toy.

How Likely Am I To Get Chlamydia Again?

Many people will become reinfected with chlamydia, even if they have had it before. You cannot become immune to catching chlamydia. In fact, twenty percent of people who have had chlamydia before will catch it again.  If you receive treatment but your partner does not, your chances of reinfection increase substantially.

You can receive quick and easy chlamydia testing when you book an appointment today. By getting tested, you can take the steps necessary to treat your infection and prevent spreading it to your partners. But also make sure that you are taking the time to clean your sex toys properly to lessen the risk of being infected.

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