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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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Health Canada says it takes safety 'very seriously' in face of concerns about homeopathic remedy
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 18:00:00 +0800 | CBC | Health
The long list of so-called homeopathic nosodes approved by Health Canada include remedies made from the bacteria that causes chlamydia, the cerebral fluid of meningitis patients and cancer cells — to name just a few. (Source: CBC | Health)

Roche receives FDA clearance for cobas(R) CT/NG for cobas(R) 6800/8800 Systems
Mon, 16 Apr 2018 19:44:15 +0800 | HSMN NewsFeed
First moderate complexity molecular test for sexually transmitted infections on fully automated, high throughput platform Broad set of urogenital sample claims ensure greatest flexibility for patient access New test for most common sexually transmitt... Diagnostics, FDA Roche Group, cobas, cobas CT/NG, chlamydia, gonorrhoeae (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)

Having chlamydia DOUBLES women's risk of developing ovarian cancer, study finds
Sun, 15 Apr 2018 04:07:36 +0800 |
(Natural News) Research reveals that chlamydia, the most common sexually transmitted disease (STD), can increase a woman’s risk of ovarian cancer by as much as 50 percent. The study’s results determined that women suffering from chronic chlamydia infections “had twice the risk of ovarian cancer compared to women with no evidence of ever having been infected.” According to... (Source:

Chlamydia, Gonorrhea Rates Climb, But Few Young Women Feel At Risk
Tue, 10 Apr 2018 17:03:00 +0800 | Healthcare News
Rates of chlamydia and gonorrhea are higher than ever recorded in the U.S., yet it seems fewer people in a high-risk group -- females ages 15-24 -- are getting tested or recognizing the risk. (Source: Healthcare News)

Toy company turns sexually transmitted diseases into stuffed animals
Thu, 05 Apr 2018 01:47:47 +0800 | the Mail online | Health
Toy company GIANTmicrobes is selling stuffed animals based on sexually transmitted diseases such as chlamydia, gonorrhea and HPV for STD Awareness Month in April. (Source: the Mail online | Health)

Treating koalas for chlamydia alters gut microbes
Mon, 26 Mar 2018 11:00:00 +0800 | EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health
(University of California - Davis) Antibiotics used to treat koalas with chlamydia infections may be changing the balance of gut microbes that allows the marsupials to live on a diet of eucalyptus leaves, researchers at UC Davis and the University of the Sunshine Coast have found. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

Medical News Today: What to know about endometritis
Fri, 23 Mar 2018 20:00:00 +0800 | Health News from Medical News Today
Endometritis is an inflammation of the uterus lining, also called the endometrium. An infection from childbirth, surgery, or an STI, such as chlamydia, are among the causes. This condition is different from endometriosis, but it may also affect pregnancy. It is treatable using antibiotics and possibly surgery. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)

Prior Chlamydia Infection and Doubled Risk for Ovarian Cancer Prior Chlamydia Infection and Doubled Risk for Ovarian Cancer
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 21:10:23 +0800 | Medscape Medical News Headlines
Pelvic inflammatory disease, which is often caused by sexually transmitted disease, increases ovarian cancer risk; Chlamydia appears to double the risk.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)

Possible Chlamydia Link with Ovarian Cancer
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 09:35:02 +0800 | MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology
(MedPage Today) -- Associations seen in two separate cohorts of women (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)

Chlamydia doubles ovarian cancer risk, major study finds  
Fri, 16 Mar 2018 04:52:48 +0800 | the Mail online | Health
The study, which will be presented next month at the American Association for Cancer Research meeting, is the first to show such dire results associated with the common STD. (Source: the Mail online | Health)

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TORCH infections
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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

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