Reducing Your Risk of Chlamydia
- Have a mutually monogamous relationship with an uninfected partner.
- Always use a latex condom during all sexual activity. Proper and consistent use of condoms is important in order for them to be effective.
- Get recommended screening tests, especially if you are under the age of 25, or are not in a monogamous relationship.
- Avoid risky behaviors, such as unprotected or anonymous sex.
- Know your status and your partner's. Openly discuss sexually transmitted diseases (STD)s.
- Talk to your doctor about your risk factors and any concerns you have about STDs.
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- Reviewer: David Horn, MD
- Review Date: 05/2014 -
- Update Date: 07/31/2014 -
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