Some people who have chlamydia also
gonorrhea, another STI.
Finding out that
you have an STI may make you feel bad about yourself or about sex. Counseling
or a support group may help you feel better.
How can I prevent chlamydia?
It’s easier to
prevent an STI like chlamydia than it is to treat it:
Don't have more than one sex partner at a
time. The safest sex is with one partner who has sex only with you. Every time
you add a new sex partner, you are being exposed to all of the diseases that
all of their partners may have.
Use a condom every time you have
sex. Latex and polyurethane condoms keep out the viruses and bacteria that
Be responsible. Don't have sex if you have symptoms of
an infection or if you are being treated for an STI.
Wait to have
sex with a new partner until both of you have been tested for STIs.