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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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.

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 3304 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Chlamydia trachomatis from Australian Aboriginal people with trachoma are polyphyletic composed of multiple distinctive lineages.
 

Author(s): Patiyan Andersson, Simon R Harris, Helena M B Seth Smith, James Hadfield, Colette O'Neill, Lesley T Cutcliffe, Fiona P Douglas, L Valerie Asche, John D Mathews, Susan I Hutton, Derek S Sarovich, Steven Y C Tong, Ian N Clarke, Nicholas R Thomson, Philip M Giffard

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Chlamydia trachomatis causes sexually transmitted infections and the blinding disease trachoma. Current data on C. trachomatis phylogeny show that there is only a single trachoma-causing clade, which is distinct from the lineages causing urogenital tract (UGT) and lymphogranuloma ...

Last Updated: 25 Feb 2016

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The Chlamydia trachomatis Protease CPAF Contains a Cryptic PDZ-Like Domain with Similarity to Human Cell Polarity and Tight Junction PDZ-Containing Proteins.
 

Author(s): Kenneth R Maksimchuk, Katherine A Alser, Rui Mou, Raphael H Valdivia, Dewey G McCafferty

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The need for more effective anti-chlamydial therapeutics has sparked research efforts geared toward further understanding chlamydial pathogenesis mechanisms. Recent studies have implicated the secreted chlamydial serine protease, chlamydial protease-like activity factor (CPAF) as ...

Last Updated: 2 Feb 2016

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Chlamydia Infection Across Host Species Boundaries Promotes Distinct Sets of Transcribed Anti-Apoptotic Factors.
 

Author(s): Joshua E Messinger, Emmalin Nelton, Colleen Feeney, David C Gondek

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Chlamydiae, obligate intracellular bacteria, cause significant human and veterinary associated diseases. Having emerged an estimated 700-million years ago, these bacteria have twice adapted to humans as a host species, causing sexually transmitted infection (C. trachomatis) and respiratory ...

Last Updated: 18 Jan 2016

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Reviews from the PubMed Database

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The terms "Chlamydia" returned 175 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

A review of the human vs. porcine female genital tract and associated immune system in the perspective of using minipigs as a model of human genital Chlamydia infection.
 

Author(s): Emma Lorenzen, Frank Follmann, Gregers Jungersen, Jørgen S Agerholm

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Sexually transmitted diseases constitute major health issues and their prevention and treatment continue to challenge the health care systems worldwide. Animal models are essential for a deeper understanding of the diseases and the development of safe and protective vaccines. Currently ...

Last Updated: 28 Sep 2015

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Chlamydia pneumoniae-Mediated Inflammation in Atherosclerosis: A Meta-Analysis.
 

Author(s): Simone Filardo, Marisa Di Pietro, Alessio Farcomeni, Giovanna Schiavoni, Rosa Sessa

Journal: Mediators Inflamm.. 2015 ;2015():378658.

 

Several studies have attempted to relate the C. pneumoniae-mediated inflammatory state with atherosclerotic cardiovascular diseases, providing inconsistent results. Therefore, we performed a meta-analysis to clarify whether C. pneumoniae may contribute to the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis ...

Last Updated: 8 Sep 2015

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Socioeconomic factors and other sources of variation in the prevalence of genital chlamydia infections: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Joanna Crichton, Matthew Hickman, Rona Campbell, Harriet Batista-Ferrer, John Macleod

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The success of chlamydia screening programmes relies on their ability to effectively target those with greatest need. Young people from disadvantaged backgrounds may be at greater need for chlamydia screening, but existing evidence on the variation of prevalence with social position ...

Last Updated: 30 Jul 2015

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Time to Eradication of Mycoplasma Genitalium and Chlamydia Trachomatis After Treatment Commenced
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Urethritis; Cervicitis; Genital Mycoplasma Infection; Chlamydia Trachomatis

 

Last Updated: 12 Dec 2014

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

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Chlamydia Trachomatis

 

Last Updated: 26 May 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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