Q. I have suspicions that my husband has been messing around. He recently contracted Chlamydia. He said he got it from sitting on the toilet seat at work. Is this possible? He suggested I get tested as well.
A. You should be tested for Chlamydia, a common sexually transmitted disease that is caused by a bacterium (Chlamydia trachomatis). The infection is easily treated with antibiotics, but untreated it can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease and infertility.
According to the American Social Health Association, “Chlamydia is not passed through things like shaking hands or toilet seats.” You and your husband may need counseling to deal with this issue.