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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The terms "Chlamydia" returned 3245 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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A sexual health quality improvement program (SHIMMER) triples chlamydia and gonorrhoea testing rates among young people attending Aboriginal primary health care services in Australia.
 

Author(s): Simon Graham, Rebecca J Guy, Handan C Wand, John M Kaldor, Basil Donovan, Janet Knox, Debbie McCowen, Patricia Bullen, Julie Booker, Chris O'Brien, Kristine Garrett, James S Ward

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In Australia, chlamydia is the most commonly notifiable infection and over the past ten years chlamydia and gonorrhoea notification rates have increased. Aboriginal compared with non-Aboriginal Australians have the highest notifications rates of chlamydia and gonorrhoea. Regular testing ...

Last Updated: 2 Sep 2015

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The terms "Chlamydia" returned 169 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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Treatment challenges for urogenital and anorectal Chlamydia trachomatis.
 

Author(s): Fabian Yuh Shiong Kong, Jane Simone Hocking

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While true antimicrobial resistance to Chlamydia trachomatis is a rare occurrence, repeat chlamydia infections continue to be reported following treatment with a single 1 g dose of azithromycin or week long doxycycline - with considerable more concern about azithromycin treatment ...

Last Updated: 29 Jul 2015

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Self-Collected versus Clinician-Collected Sampling for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea Screening: A Systemic Review and Meta-Analysis.
 

Author(s): Carole Lunny, Darlene Taylor, Linda Hoang, Tom Wong, Mark Gilbert, Richard Lester, Mel Krajden, Gina Ogilvie

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The increases in STI rates since the late 1990s in Canada have occurred despite widespread primary care and targeted public health programs and in the setting of universal health care. More innovative interventions are required that would eliminate barriers to STI testing such as ...

Last Updated: 14 Jul 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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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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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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