Chlamydia

Common Name(s)

Chlamydia

Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) that can infect men and women. Chlamydia can do serious and permanent damage to a women's reproductive system, making it very difficult to get pregnant or have a healthy pregnancy. Symptoms in women include abnormal vaginal discharge and a burning feeling when urinating. Men with chlamydia may experience a discharge from their penis, a burning feeling when urinating, or pain and swelling in one or both testicles. Chlamydia is spread by having vaginal, anal, or oral sex with someone with chlamydia. Chlamydia can also be passed from a pregnant mother to her newborn during childbirth. The only true way of avoiding chlamydia is by not having vaginal, anal, or oral sex. Using latex condoms while having vaginal, anal, or oral sex can greatly decrease your chances of getting chlamydia. Being in a monogamous relationship with a partner who has been tested for STDs and has received results confirming they do not have chlamydia, is also another way to avoid getting the disease. Chlamydia can be cured with proper medication prescribed by your doctor. See your doctor if you think you may have chlamydia.

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HealthyWomen

HealthyWomen (HW) is the nation's leading independent health information source for women. Our core mission is to educate, inform and empower women to make smart health choices for themselves and their families. For more than 20 years, millions of women have been coming to HW for answers to their most pressing and personal health care questions. Through our wide array of online and print publications, HW provides health information that is original, objective, reviewed by medical experts and reflective of the advances in evidence-based health research.

Last Updated: 9 Jul 2015

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The STD Project

Established in April of 2012 during STD Awareness Month, The STD Project is a multi-award-winning independent website and progressive movement eradicating STD stigma by facilitating and encouraging awareness, education, and acceptance through story-telling and resource recommendations. We are taking steps toward modern-day sexual health and prevention by advocating for conscientious and informed decisions.

Last Updated: 11 Jul 2016

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Following organizations serve the condition "Chlamydia" for support, advocacy or research.

HealthyWomen

HealthyWomen (HW) is the nation's leading independent health information source for women. Our core mission is to educate, inform and empower women to make smart health choices for themselves and their families. For more than 20 years, millions of women have been coming to HW for answers to their most pressing and personal health care questions. Through our wide array of online and print publications, HW provides health information that is original, objective, reviewed by medical experts and reflective of the advances in evidence-based health research.

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Last Updated: 9 Jul 2015

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The STD Project

Established in April of 2012 during STD Awareness Month, The STD Project is a multi-award-winning independent website and progressive movement eradicating STD stigma by facilitating and encouraging awareness, education, and acceptance through story-telling and resource recommendations. We are taking steps toward modern-day sexual health and prevention by advocating for conscientious and informed decisions.

http://www.thestdproject.com/

Last Updated: 11 Jul 2016

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Scientific Literature

Articles from the PubMed Database

Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Chlamydia" returned 3355 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

The inflammasome: Friend or foe in Chlamydia infection?
 

Author(s): Emma Louise Walton

Journal: Biomed J. 2016 Oct;39(5):299-303.

 

In this issue of the Biomedical Journal, we take a look at the still somewhat perplexing role of the inflammasome in Chlamydia infection. We also highlight findings suggesting a link between structural changes to arteries in the brain and the onset of depression. Finally, we learn ...

Last Updated: 25 Nov 2016

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The role of serological testing for Chlamydia trachomatis in differential diagnosis of pelvic pain.
 

Author(s): Beata Łój, Agnieszka Brodowska, Sylwester Ciecwiez, Iwona Szydłowska, Jacek Brodowski, Marek Łokaj, Andrzej Starczewski

Journal: Ann Agric Environ Med. 2016 Sep;23(3):506-10.

 

Pelvic pain is typically associated with pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). The most common cause of PID is Chlamydia trachomatis. The aim of this study was to verify the role of serological testing for Chlamydia trachomatis in patients with suspected PID.

Last Updated: 24 Sep 2016

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[Human papilloma virus and Chlamydia trachomatis by number of sexual partners and time of sexual activity on university students in the Region of La Araucanía, Chile].
 

Author(s): Angélica Melo, Nicole Lagos, Sonia Montenegro, Juan José Orellana, Ana María Vásquez, Sergio Moreno, Sandra Liempi, Pablo Guzmán, Flery Fonseca-Salamanca

Journal: Rev Chilena Infectol. 2016 Jun;33(3):287-92.

 

Human papilloma virus (HPV) and Chlamydia trachomatis are the most prevalent sexually transmitted infections (STIs), among teenagers and young people, with risk factors: active sex life and multiple partners. Chlamydia trachomatis infection may favor HPV infection and this, the development ...

Last Updated: 7 Sep 2016

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Reviews from the PubMed Database

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The terms "Chlamydia" returned 184 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

A Systematic Review of Point of Care Testing for Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, and Trichomonas vaginalis.
 

Author(s): Sasha Herbst de Cortina, Claire C Bristow, Dvora Joseph Davey, Jeffrey D Klausner

Journal: Infect Dis Obstet Gynecol. 2016 ;2016():4386127.

 

Objectives. Systematic review of point of care (POC) diagnostic tests for sexually transmitted infections: Chlamydia trachomatis (CT), Neisseria gonorrhoeae (NG), and Trichomonas vaginalis (TV). Methods. Literature search on PubMed for articles from January 2010 to August 2015, including ...

Last Updated: 17 Jun 2016

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Chlamydia Trachomatis Infection-Associated Risk of Cervical Cancer: A Meta-Analysis.
 

Author(s): Haiyan Zhu, Zhaojun Shen, Hui Luo, Wenwen Zhang, Xueqiong Zhu

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2016 Mar;95(13):e3077.

 

As whether Chlamydia trachomatis infection increases the risk of cervical cancer is controversial in the literature, we performed a meta-analysis.Based on a comprehensive search of publications in the Medline, Cochrane, and EMBASE databases, we identified and extracted data from all ...

Last Updated: 5 Apr 2016

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The natural history of Chlamydia trachomatis infection in women: a multi-parameter evidence synthesis.
 

Author(s): Malcolm J Price, A E Ades, Kate Soldan, Nicky J Welton, John Macleod, Ian Simms, Daniela DeAngelis, Katherine Me Turner, Paddy J Horner

Journal: Health Technol Assess. 2016 Mar;20(22):1-250.

 

The evidence base supporting the National Chlamydia Screening Programme, initiated in 2003, has been questioned repeatedly, with little consensus on modelling assumptions, parameter values or evidence sources to be used in cost-effectiveness analyses. The purpose of this project was ...

Last Updated: 24 Mar 2016

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Prevention of Diseases Induced by Chlamydia Trachomatis
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Genital Chlamydia Trachomatis Infection

 

Last Updated: 13 Jan 2017

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Safety of Chlamydia Vaccine CTH522 in Healthy Women Aged 18 to 45 Years
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Chlamydia Trachomatis

 

Last Updated: 3 Oct 2016

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Transmission of Genital and Extra-genital Chlamydia Trachomatis Infections in Women
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Chlamydia Trachomatis Infection

 

Last Updated: 15 Apr 2016

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