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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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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Scientific Literature

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Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Chlamydia" returned 3170 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Diagnosing Chlamydia Trachomatis Urinary Tract Infections--Preliminary Report.
 

Author(s): Magdalena Frej-Mądrzak, Dorota Teryks-Wołyniec, Agnieszka Jama-Kmiecik, Jolanta Sarowska, Irena Choroszy-Król

Journal: Adv Clin Exp Med. ;24(3):441-5.

 

Chlamydia trachomatis is mentioned among the etiologic factors for urinary tract infections. Chlamydias are parasites inside a cell. A very significant problem of C. trachomatis infections is their asymptomatic character. The most frequent infections caused by these bacteria are inflammations ...

Last Updated: 15 Oct 2015

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A Chlamydia trachomatis strain with a chemically generated amino acid substitution (P370L) in the cthtrA gene shows reduced elementary body production.
 

Author(s): James W Marsh, Bryan A Wee, Joel D A Tyndall, William B Lott, Robert J Bastidas, Harlan D Caldwell, Raphael H Valdivia, L Kari, Wilhelmina M Huston

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Chlamydia (C.) trachomatis is the most prevalent bacterial sexually transmitted infection worldwide and the leading cause of preventable blindness. Genetic approaches to investigate C. trachomatis have been only recently developed due to the organism's intracellular developmental ...

Last Updated: 1 Oct 2015

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Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae and syphilis among men who have sex with men in Brazil.
 

Author(s): Cynthia B Cunha, Ruth K Friedman, Raquel B de Boni, Charlotte Gaydos, Maria R C Guimarães, Brenda H Siqueira, Sandra W Cardoso, Leonardo Chicayban, José R Coutinho, Carolyn Yanavich, Valdilea G Veloso, Beatriz Grinsztejn

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Sexually transmitted diseases (STD) are frequently asymptomatic and increase the likelihood of transmitting and acquiring HIV. In Brazil, the guidelines for STDs diagnosis and treatment are based on the syndromic approach. Nucleic acid amplification tests (NAAT) has been recommended ...

Last Updated: 21 Jul 2015

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The terms "Chlamydia" returned 160 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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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Infection with Chlamydia pneumoniae as a cause of coronary heart disease: the hypothesis is still untested.
 

Author(s): J Thomas Grayston, Robert J Belland, Gerald I Byrne, Cho Chou Kuo, Julius Schachter, Walter E Stamm, Guangming Zhong

Journal: Pathog Dis. 2015 Feb;73(1):1-9.

 

Last Updated: 9 Apr 2015

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Twenty years of research into Chlamydia-like organisms: a revolution in our understanding of the biology and pathogenicity of members of the phylum Chlamydiae.
 

Author(s): Alyce Taylor-Brown, Lloyd Vaughan, Gilbert Greub, Peter Timms, Adam Polkinghorne

Journal: Pathog Dis. 2015 Feb;73(1):1-15.

 

Chlamydiae are obligate intracellular bacteria that share a unique but remarkably conserved biphasic developmental cycle that relies on a eukaryotic host cell for survival. Although the phylum was originally thought to only contain one family, the Chlamydiaceae, a total of nine families ...

Last Updated: 9 Apr 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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Trial of an Adapted STD Screening and Risk Reduction Intervention
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Alcohol Use; Drug Use; Diagnostic Self Evaluation; Gonorrhea; Unprotected Sex; Chlamydia; Trichomonas

 

Last Updated: 29 Jul 2015

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Love, Sex & Choices: A Web Series on Mobile Devices to Reduce Black Women's HIV Risk
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: HIV; Sexual Behavior; Women's Role; Risk Behavior; Chlamydia

 

Last Updated: 2 Oct 2015

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