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 3172 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Prevalence of signs of trachoma, ocular Chlamydia trachomatis infection and antibodies to Pgp3 in residents of Kiritimati Island, Kiribati.
 

Author(s): Anaseini Cama, Andreas Müller, Raebwebwe Taoaba, Robert M R Butcher, Iakoba Itibita, Stephanie J Migchelsen, Tokoriri Kiauea, Harry Pickering, Rebecca Willis, Chrissy H Roberts, Ana Bakhtiari, Richard T Le Mesurier, Neal D E Alexander, Diana L Martin, Rabebe Tekeraoi, Anthony W Solomon,

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In some Pacific Island countries, such as Solomon Islands and Fiji, active trachoma is common, but ocular Chlamydia trachomatis (Ct) infection and trachomatous trichiasis (TT) are rare. On Tarawa, the most populous Kiribati island, both the active trachoma sign "trachomatous inflammation-follicular" ...

Last Updated: 12 Sep 2017

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Zoonotic Chlamydia caviae Presenting as Community-Acquired Pneumonia.
 

Author(s): Bart P Ramakers, Marloes Heijne, Natascha Lie, Thuy-Nga Le, Monique van Vliet, Vivian P J Claessen, Paulien J P Tolsma, Mauro De Rosa, Hendrik I J Roest, Daisy Vanrompay, Edou R Heddema, Peter Schneeberger, Mirjam H A Hermans

Journal: N. Engl. J. Med.. 2017 09;377(10):992-994.

 

Last Updated: 6 Sep 2017

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A novel whole-bacterial enzyme linked-immunosorbant assay to quantify Chlamydia trachomatis specific antibodies reveals distinct differences between systemic and genital compartments.
 

Author(s): Hannah L Albritton, Pamela A Kozlowski, Rebecca A Lillis, Chris L McGowin, Julia D Siren, Stephanie N Taylor, Joyce A Ibana, Lyndsey R Buckner, Li Shen, Alison J Quayle

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Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) is the leading sexually transmitted bacterial infection. The continued global burden of CT infection strongly predicates the need for a vaccine to supplement current chlamydial control programs. The correlates of protection against CT are currently unknown, ...

Last Updated: 10 Aug 2017

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The terms "Chlamydia" returned 149 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Molecular typing of Chlamydia trachomatis: An overview.
 

Author(s): Jyoti Rawre, Deepak Juyal, Benu Dhawan

Journal: Indian J Med Microbiol. ;35(1):17-26.

 

Urogenital infection due to Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) is one of the most common bacterial sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and is a major public health problem worldwide. Molecular characterisation of CT is important for understanding the pathophysiological mechanisms of chlamydial ...

Last Updated: 17 Mar 2017

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Update on Chlamydia trachomatis Vaccinology.
 

Author(s): Luis M de la Maza, Guangming Zhong, Robert C Brunham

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Attempts to produce a vaccine to protect against Chlamydia trachomatis-induced trachoma were initiated more than 100 years ago and continued for several decades. Using whole organisms, protective responses were obtained. However, upon exposure to C. trachomatis, disease exacerbation ...

Last Updated: 23 Feb 2017

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Comparison of the population excess fraction of Chlamydia trachomatis infection on pelvic inflammatory disease at 12-months in the presence and absence of chlamydia testing and treatment: Systematic review and retrospective cohort analysis.
 

Author(s): Bethan Davies, Katy M E Turner, Stella Leung, B Nancy Yu, Maria Frølund, Thomas Benfield, James Blanchard, Henrik Westh, , Helen Ward

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The impact of Chlamydia trachomatis (chlamydia) control on the incidence of pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is theoretically limited by the proportion of PID caused by chlamydia. We estimate the population excess fraction (PEF) of treated chlamydia infection on PID at 12-months ...

Last Updated: 15 Feb 2017

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Prevention of Diseases Induced by Chlamydia Trachomatis
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Genital Chlamydia Trachomatis Infection

 

Last Updated: 9 May 2017

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

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Chlamydia Trachomatis Infection

 

Last Updated: 28 Aug 2017

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Check it: A New Approach to Controlling Chlamydia Transmission in Young People
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Chlamydia Trachomatis Infection; Gonorrhea

 

Last Updated: 3 Aug 2017

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