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A chlamydia infection is caused by a bacteria chlamydia trachomatis, which is transmitted during unprotected sex, like condom break, slip, or no condom. It causes minimal symptoms, but chronic infection may lead to infertility, and pain.

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Cars and chlamydia killing Queensland koalas
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 23:07:00 +0800 | ScienceDaily Headlines
Being hit by cars and chlamydia were the top causes of a dramatic rise in south-east Queensland koala deaths over the past two decades, according to a new study. Scientists analyzed data about koala disease and death from 1997 to 2013. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)

Antibiotic Prophylaxis Cuts STI Rates (CME/CE)
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 20:35:41 +0800 | MedPage Today Infectious Disease
(MedPage Today) -- Marked reduction in syphilis and chlamydia in high-risk men (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)

Antibiotics After Sex Nearly Halves Incidence of STIs Antibiotics After Sex Nearly Halves Incidence of STIs
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 05:09:18 +0800 | Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines
Doxycycline taken after sex might reduce rates of syphilis and chlamydia in gay men, but questions about antibiotic resistance remain.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)

UK survey finds around 1 in 13 women report pain during sex
Thu, 26 Jan 2017 19:30:00 +0800 | NHS News Feed
Conclusion Overall, the findings of this study indicate painful sex is experienced by around 1 in 13 sexually active women in the UK. The findings also indicate there are a large number of factors, including relationships, health and attitudes toward sex, associated with painful sex. The large number of women included in the study, and the adjustments made by researchers, mean the findings are broadly representative of the UK population aged between 16 and 74. However, this study has a number of limitations: The survey cannot prove painful sex was caused by the factors investigated, only that there was an association. It may be that the reverse is true in some cases – for example, painful sex causes anxiety or a lack of enjoyment during sex. The data was self-reported and therefore ...

SMI V 37: Chlamydia trachomatis infection: testing by nucleic acid amplification tests (NAATs)
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 18:25:03 +0800 | Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH)
This guidance was updated in January 2017. An issued document has been added. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))

Genital and extragenital gonorrhea and chlamydia in children and adolescents evaluated for sexual abuse - Kellogg ND, Melville JD, Lukefahr JL, Nienow SM, Russell EL.
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 22:38:42 +0800 | SafetyLit
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to describe the use of a nucleic acid amplification test in detecting genital and extragenital Neisseria gonorrhoeae (NG) and Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) in children and adolescents assessed for sexual abuse/assault. ... (Source: SafetyLit)

That STI App On Your Phone Might Not Be Giving You The Best Health Advice
Wed, 14 Dec 2016 00:23:06 +0800 | Science - The Huffington Post
(Reuters Health) – Of nearly 90 mobile phone apps focusing on sexually transmitted infections (STIs), about a third had inaccurate and incomplete information in a recent study. This significant variation in content, quality and medical advice could lead to sexual health risks for those who search for answers online before talking to a doctor. “Due to the stigmatized nature of STIs, apps could be a great medium for providing accurate information to those most at risk,” said lead author Jo Gibbs of the University College London Department of Infection and Population Health in the UK. “However, there is very little guidance available for the consumer to assess the accuracy and quality of information provided by apps, and to identify and distinguish those which are like...

Grooming pubic hair linked to increased STI risk
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0800 | NHS News Feed
Conclusion This US questionnaire-based study aimed to assess the link between the grooming of pubic hair and lifetime history of STIs. The findings showed that grooming was associated with a higher rate of STIs. The study has strengths in that it included a large number of both men and women with a very small number excluded from the analysis. The team made attempts to make the survey as fair as possible and provided a laptop computer and free internet service to those without access to the internet. They also carried out a pilot survey to make sure it was valid and easy to understand. However there are some important limitations to this research that overall mean that it can't prove conclusively that grooming pubic hair directly increases your risk of STIs. By design this cross-sectiona...

A Pathway to Chlamydia Control: Updated ECDC Guidance A Pathway to Chlamydia Control: Updated ECDC Guidance
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 00:00:00 +0800 | Medscape Today Headlines
The ECDC has provided updated recommendations for the prevention and control of chlamydia. Find out what ' s new.Sexually Transmitted Infections (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

More Screening for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea Needed for MSM More Screening for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea Needed for MSM
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 08:37:37 +0800 | Medscape Pathology Headlines
Men who have sex with men (MSM) in the U.S. need more screening for chlamydia and gonorrhea, new research reports.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)

Related Concepts

TORCH infections
Vertically Transmitted Infections

Sexual risk (of HIV/STD/pregnancy), and what you can do before and after exposure.

Timeline HIV STD Pregnancy
Before exposure
Abstain from sex, Be faithful, or Condom use
Circumcision (males only)
(females only)
HIV PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis)
– Stop HIV infection before exposure
STD vaccine:
Hepatitis vaccine
HPV vaccine
STD / HIV exposure
Unsafe sex / unprotected sex:
No condom / Condom broke / Condom slip
0-72 hours HIV PEP (post-exposure prophylaxis)
– Stop HIV infection after exposure
STD testing *
Screening test
– to look for asymptomatic infections
– from previous exposures
Emergency contraception
with the
morning-after pill
(females only)
2 weeks HIV DNA Test
1 month HIV 4th Generation Test
SD Bioline HIV Ag/Ab Combo
– Fingerprick blood sampling.
20 minutes to results
3 months HIV 3rd Generation Test
OraQuick® HIV-1/2 Antibody
– Oral fluid or
– Fingerprick blood sampling.
20 minutes to results
STD testing *
– Full & comprehensive
diagnostic test
– to look for current infections
Watch for HIV Symptoms STD Symptoms
If infected HIV Treatment STD Treatment Abortion

* Males: Do not urinate for at least 4 hours before arriving.
* Females: testing is more accurate when you are not menstruating.

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