Chlamydia

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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 3330 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Azithromycin versus Doxycycline for Chlamydia.
 

Author(s): William M Geisler, Raymond C W Perry, Peter R Kerndt

Journal: N. Engl. J. Med.. 2016 May;374(18):1787.

 

Last Updated: 5 May 2016

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High Frequency of Chlamydia trachomatis Mixed Infections Detected by Microarray Assay in South American Samples.
 

Author(s): Lucía Gallo Vaulet, Carolina Entrocassi, Ana I Portu, Erica Castro, Susana Di Bartolomeo, Anke Ruettger, Konrad Sachse, Marcelo Rodriguez Fermepin

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Chlamydia trachomatis is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections worldwide. Based on sequence variation in the ompA gene encoding the major outer membrane protein, the genotyping scheme distinguishes 17 recognized genotypes, i.e. A, B, Ba, C, D, Da, E, F, G, H, I, Ia, ...

Last Updated: 16 Apr 2016

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Relationship Among Chlamydia and Mycoplasma Pneumoniae Seropositivity, IKZF1 Genotype and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in A General Japanese Population: The Nagahama Study.
 

Author(s): Shigeo Muro, Yasuharu Tabara, Hisako Matsumoto, Kazuya Setoh, Takahisa Kawaguchi, Meiko Takahashi, Isao Ito, Yutaka Ito, Kimihiko Murase, Chikashi Terao, Shinji Kosugi, Ryo Yamada, Akihiro Sekine, Takeo Nakayama, Kazuo Chin, Michiaki Mishima, Fumihiko Matsuda,

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2016 Apr;95(15):e3371.

 

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a possible risk factor for cardiovascular disease. The association of COPD with the pathogenicity of infection with Chlamydia pneumoniae and Mycoplasma pneumoniae is controversial. We conducted a cross-sectional study to clarify the ...

Last Updated: 16 Apr 2016

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Review articles summarize what is currently known about a disease. They discuss research previously published by others.
The terms "Chlamydia" returned 178 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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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A Coming of Age Story: Chlamydia in the Post-Genetic Era.
 

Author(s): Anna J Hooppaw, Derek J Fisher

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Chlamydia spp. are ubiquitous, obligate, intracellular Gram-negative bacterial pathogens that undergo a unique biphasic developmental cycle transitioning between the infectious, extracellular elementary body and the replicative, intracellular reticulate body. The primary Chlamydia ...

Last Updated: 25 Feb 2016

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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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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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Early Screening for Chlamydia Trachomatis in Young Women for Primary Prevention of Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Genital Chlamydia Trachomatis Infection

 

Last Updated: 16 Sep 2016

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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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