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.

http://www.healthywomen.org

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 3141 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Trachomatous Scarring and Infection With Non-Chlamydia Trachomatis Bacteria in Women in Kongwa, Tanzania.
 

Author(s): Jacob T Cox, Mabula J Kasubi, Beatriz E Muñoz, Andrea I Zambrano, Gregory S Greene, Harran Mkocha, Meraf A Wolle, Sheila K West

Journal: Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci.. 2017 Jun;58(7):3249-3253.

 

To assess for an association between conjunctival infection with nonchlamydial bacterial species and the presence of trachomatous scarring (TS) in women in central Tanzania.

Last Updated: 29 Jun 2017

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Screening for Chlamydia trachomatis Infections in Women.
 

Author(s): Rebecca Grant, Rob Crane

Journal: N. Engl. J. Med.. 2017 06;376(22):2197-2198.

 

Last Updated: 31 May 2017

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Measuring Trachomatous Inflammation-Intense (TI) When Prevalence Is Low Provides Data on Infection With Chlamydia trachomatis.
 

Author(s): Andrea I Zambrano, Beatriz E Muñoz, Harran Mkocha, Laura Dize, Charlotte A Gaydos, Thomas Quinn, Sheila K West

Journal: Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci.. 2017 Feb;58(2):997-1000.

 

Clinical trachoma is the current measure of effectiveness of antibiotic and environmental improvements in trachoma endemic communities. Impact assessments measure only trachomatous inflammation-follicular (TF). Trachomatous inflammation-intense (TI) is not used for decisions on stopping ...

Last Updated: 23 May 2017

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The terms "Chlamydia" returned 147 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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Considerations for the rational design of a Chlamydia vaccine.
 

Author(s): Steven Liang, David Bulir, Charu Kaushic, James Mahony

Journal: Hum Vaccin Immunother. 2017 Apr;13(4):831-835.

 

Chlamydia trachomatis is the leading cause of preventable blindness and the most common bacterial sexually transmitted infection. Remarkable progress in vaccine research over the past six decades has led to the advancement of novel C. trachomatis vaccine candidates into clinical ...

Last Updated: 11 Nov 2016

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The Relationship between Active Trachoma and Ocular Chlamydia trachomatis Infection before and after Mass Antibiotic Treatment.
 

Author(s): Athumani M Ramadhani, Tamsyn Derrick, David Macleod, Martin J Holland, Matthew J Burton

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Trachoma is a blinding disease, initiated in early childhood by repeated conjunctival infection with the obligate intracellular bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis. The population prevalence of the clinical signs of active trachoma; ''follicular conjunctivitis" (TF) and/or ''intense papillary ...

Last Updated: 26 Oct 2016

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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: 15 Apr 2016

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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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