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Chlamydia, Singapore - Shim Clinic

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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Patient refusal for trichiasis surgery in Tanzania based on misconception of recovery time
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 11:00:00 +0800 | EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases
(PLOS) Trachomatous trichiasis, caused by the bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis, is one of the leading causes of preventable blindness worldwide. It is common in areas of the world that lack access to health care and clean water. A relatively simple surgery can spare the patient's vision, and although this surgery is usually performed free of charge in endemic regions, multiple studies indicate that surgical refusal is common. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)

Infectious disease spread risk if UK leaves EU early warning system
Wed, 13 Jun 2018 07:00:00 +0800 | OnMedica Latest News
Effective replacement after Brexit needed, warns Brexit Health Alliance Related items fromOnMedica Fragmented sexual health system is failing users Sexual health ‘savings’ are a false economy Chlamydia programme wasted money DH tells councils to make ‘concerted effort’ on sexual health New public health surveillance system launched ahead of Olympics (Source: OnMedica Latest News)

Sexually transmitted infections and screening for chlamydia in England, 2017
Fri, 08 Jun 2018 19:14:14 +0800 | Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH)
This report details a spike in cases of syphilis and gonorrhoea in 2017 in England. There was a 20% rise in syphilis cases, and a 22% rise in gonorrhoea cases. The overall rates of sexually transmitted infections remained stable in 2016-17. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))

Medical News Today: Chlamydia and erectile dysfunction: What's the link?
Wed, 06 Jun 2018 23:00:00 +0800 | Health News from Medical News Today
Some people who have chlamydia also experience erectile dysfunction (ED), which involves problems getting or maintaining an erection. Chlamydia can infect the prostate gland, leading to prostatitis, pain, and ED. In this article, learn more about the link between this common infection and ED, and treatments for both. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)

Grindr is developing a feature that would let users tell partners when they test positive for STIs  
Sat, 02 Jun 2018 02:32:03 +0800 | the Mail online | Health
Grindr is looking into adding the ability for people who test positive for STIs to notify partners. In 2016, more than two million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis were reported in the US. (Source: the Mail online | Health)

Grindr to allow users to tell partners if they are at risk of an STI
Sat, 02 Jun 2018 02:32:03 +0800 | the Mail online | Health
Grindr is looking into adding the ability for people who test positive for STIs to notify partners. In 2016, more than two million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis were reported in the US. (Source: the Mail online | Health)

Akers Bio stock price plummets after company withdraws product applications
Tue, 29 May 2018 21:16:48 +0800 | Health Care News Headlines
Akers Biosciences Inc. said Monday it is withdrawing, at the recommendation of the Food and Drug Administration, the company's application seeking approval for a product it is developing to rapidly diagnose a common sexually transmitted disease. The Thorofare, N.J., medical-device company said it's pulling the application for its PIFA (Particle Immuno-Filtration Assay) Chlamydia product in order to re-evaluate its options. The rapid diagnostic test device is designed to test patients for chlamydia… (Source: Health Care News Headlines)

California's Deadly STD Epidemic Sets Record California's Deadly STD Epidemic Sets Record
Fri, 18 May 2018 23:08:59 +0800 | Medscape Medical News Headlines
Rates of gonorrhea, syphilis and chlamydia in California have shot up 45 percent over five years, resulting in 30 syphilis-related stillbirths in 2017 alone, new state data show.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)

STDs reach an all-time high in California
Tue, 15 May 2018 20:56:58 +0800 | the Mail online | Health
Rates of STDs in 2017 shot up by 45 percent over the last five years in California, driven by 300,000 new cases of chlamydia, syphilis and gonorrhea, new state health department reveals. (Source: the Mail online | Health)

Everything You (and John Oliver) Need to Know About Koala Chlamydia
Tue, 08 May 2018 15:48:20 +0800 | NYT Health
To honor the comedian John Oliver, the actor Russell Crowe has donated a new medical ward in Australia to treat koalas with chlamydia. (Source: NYT Health)

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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