Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted infection that can be transmitted through sexual contact with an infected person. It is possible to contract chlamydia even if you have only had sex with one partner if that partner has the infection.
It’s important to note that not all people with chlamydia have symptoms, so it’s possible to be infected without knowing it. If you are sexually active, it’s important to get regular STI screenings, including for chlamydia, regardless of whether or not you have symptoms.
If you have been diagnosed with chlamydia and are unsure how you contracted it, it’s possible that you or your partner were infected before the start of your relationship, or that you contracted it through other sexual activity such as oral or anal sex. It’s also possible for chlamydia to be transmitted through other means, such as sharing sex toys or from mother to baby during childbirth.
It’s important to practice safe sex, such as using condoms and getting regular STI screenings, to help prevent the spread of chlamydia and other STIs.