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Can you get chlamydia from surfaces?


  1. Can you get chlamydia from surfaces?
  2. Can chlamydia stay alive outside the body?
  3. Can STDs live on toilet paper?
  4. How long can an STD live outside the body?
  5. How long can you have chlamydia without knowing?
  6. Can chlamydia lie dormant?

Can you get chlamydia from surfaces?

Chlamydia is an organism that has very specific requirements that allow it to exist in the cervix, urethra, and fallopian tube. (It also can also infect the cornea of the eye.) Because of these specific requirements, chlamydia cannot live outside the body, such as on toilet seats, bath towels or bed linens.

Can chlamydia stay alive outside the body?

The bacteria that cause chlamydia are unable to survive outside the body for long periods of time. Chlamydia is not spread through hugging and kissing, sharing baths, swimming in a shared pool, cups or toilet seats.

Can STDs live on toilet paper?

Since bacterial STIs cannot survive outside the environment of mucous membranes in the body, it is essentially impossible to contract one by sitting on public toilet seats. Viral causes of STIs cannot survive for long outside the human body either, so they generally die quickly on surfaces like toilet seats.

How long can an STD live outside the body?

Answer: Infection is highly unlikely because the micro-organisms that cause STDs can't survive outside of the human body for very long. In most cases infection would require a woman's vagina or a man's urethra to have direct contact with fresh genital secretions or blood on the toilet seat.

How long can you have chlamydia without knowing?

Most people who have chlamydia don't notice any symptoms. If you do get symptoms, these usually appear between 1 and 3 weeks after having unprotected sex with an infected person. For some people they don't develop until many months later. Sometimes the symptoms can disappear after a few days.

Can chlamydia lie dormant?

Whilst Chlamydia often lays dormant in many people, the disease may flare up and cause symptoms due to a change in the immune system such as a cold or flu.



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