Prevention

All sexually active girls should be tested for chlamydia; many college health services and family planning clinics routinely test for chlamydia during physical exams. From 5 to 10 percent of female college students have the disease. Anyone who is treated for any sTD should also be tested for chlamydia. (In some areas of the United States, half of the patients with gonorrhea also have chlamydia). The sex partner of anyone with chlamydia must also be treated at the same time; otherwise, reinfection will occur. Condoms reduce the risk of transmission, but they do not provide complete protection.

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