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Risk Factors for Chlamydia
- Multiple or frequent changes in sex partners
- Inconsistent or incorrect condom use —latex condom use helps prevent the spread of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
- A history of chlamydia or other STDs—reinfection is common and can lead to serious reproductive complications
- Excessive alcohol or illegal drug use—increases the risk of risky sexual behavior
- Men having sex with men
Chlamydia—CDC fact sheet. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. Available at: http://www.cdc.gov/std/chlamydia/STDFact-chlamydia-detailed.htm. Updated January 7, 2014. Accessed July 30, 2014.
Chlamydia genital infection. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed. Updated June 30, 2014. Accessed July 30, 2014.
Mishori R, McClaskey, EL, et al. Chlamydia trachomatis infections: Screening, diagnosis, and management. Am Fam Physician. 2012;86(12):1127-1132.
Workowski KA, Berman S, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Sexually Transmitted Diseases Treatment Guidelines, 2010. MMWR. 2010;59(No. RR-12):1-110.
- Reviewer: David Horn, MD
- Review Date: 05/2014
- Update Date: 07/30/2014