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: 3 Oct 2013

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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: 3 Oct 2013

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Chlamydia" returned 2904 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Recommendations for the laboratory-based detection of Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae--2014.
 

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Journal: MMWR Recomm Rep. 2014 Mar;63(RR-02):1-19.

 

This report updates CDC's 2002 recommendations regarding screening tests to detect Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae infections (CDC. Screening tests to detect Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae infections-2002. MMWR 2002;51[No. RR-15]) and provides new ...

Last Updated: 13 Mar 2014

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[Frequency of Chlamydia trachomatis infection in a group of women from Region of Araucanía, Chile].
 

Author(s): Ramón Silva, Daniela León, Támara Viscarra, Carmen Ili, Juan C Roa, Raúl Sánchez, Pablo Guzmán, Priscilla Brebi

Journal: Rev Chilena Infectol. 2013 Dec;30(6):611-5.

 

Chlamydia trachomatis infection is the most commonly reported sexually transmitted bacterial infection worldwide. Between 70 and 90% of women are asymptomatic, however, untreated and persistent infections can lead to the development of urethritis, pelvic inflammatory disease, infertility ...

Last Updated: 13 Feb 2014

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The influence of two different invitation letters on Chlamydia testing participation: randomized controlled trial.
 

Author(s): Gill Ten Hoor, Christian Jpa Hoebe, Jan Eam van Bergen, Elfi Ehg Brouwers, Robert Ac Ruiter, Gerjo Kok

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In The Netherlands, screening for chlamydia (the most prevalent sexually transmitted infection worldwide) is a relatively simple and free procedure. Via an invitation letter sent by the public health services (PHS), people are asked to visit a website to request a test kit. They can ...

Last Updated: 31 Jan 2014

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The terms "Chlamydia" returned 133 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Modulation of host signaling and cellular responses by Chlamydia.
 

Author(s): Adrian Mehlitz, Thomas Rudel

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Modulation of host cell signaling and cellular functions is key to intracellular survival of pathogenic bacteria. Intracellular growth has several advantages e.g. escape from the humoral immune response and access to a stable nutrient rich environment. Growth in such a preferred niche ...

Last Updated: 4 Dec 2013

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Chlamydia pneumoniae infection and cerebrovascular disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Juan Chen, Meijia Zhu, Gaoting Ma, Zhangning Zhao, Zhongwen Sun

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A wealth of published studies have been published on association between Chlamydia pneumoniae (C.pneumoniae) infection and cerebrovascular (CV) disease, but the results were inconsistent. This meta-analysis provides a systematic review of the available evidence from all serological ...

Last Updated: 9 Dec 2013

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Outreach for chlamydia and gonorrhoea screening: a systematic review of strategies and outcomes.
 

Author(s): Belinda Hengel, Muhammad S Jamil, Jacqueline K Mein, Lisa Maher, John M Kaldor, Rebecca J Guy

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High Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) and Neisseria gonorrhoeae (NG) prevalence have been reported in populations that do not regularly access health centres for sexually transmissible infections (STI) testing. We reviewed current outreach strategies used to increase access to STI testing ...

Last Updated: 17 Jan 2014

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Leveraging Technology as a Clinician Extender to Screen Culturally Diverse Young Women for Chlamydia
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Chlamydia; Screening

 

Last Updated: 7 Jun 2010

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Gonorrhea and Chlamydia HIV-infected Men Who Have Sex With Men
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: HIV Infection; Chlamydia; Gonorrhea

 

Last Updated: 24 Dec 2013

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Chlamydia Trachomatis Immunology and Vaccinology Study
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Chlamydia

 

Last Updated: 14 Nov 2013

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