Anyone who has sex can get chlamydia through unprotected vaginal, anal, or oral sex. However, sexually active people under 25 years old are at the highest risk of getting chlamydia. This is due to behaviors and biological factors common among young people. Members of the LGBTQIA+ community are also at risk since chlamydia can spread through oral and anal sex.
Have an honest and open talk with your healthcare provider. Ask whether you should be tested for chlamydia or other STIs. People who should be tested include:
- All sexually active people younger than 25 years should be tested annually
- people 25 years and older with risk factors such as new or multiple sex partners, or a sex partner who has an STI
- Sexually active members of the LGBTQIA+ community