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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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Zoonotic Chlamydia caviae Tied to Community - Acquired Pneumonia
Sat, 09 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0800 | Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge
Three cases of community - acquired pneumonia reported after exposure to ill guinea pigs (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)

Guinea Pigs Harbor a Hidden Health Hazard
Fri, 08 Sep 2017 19:09:05 +0800 | - Daily MedNews
FRIDAY, Sept. 8, 2017 -- Been looking for a reason to turn down your child's pleas for a pet Guinea pig? Dutch researchers say the rodents may carry germs tied to serious pneumonia. The bacteria, Chlamydia caviae (C. caviae), normally causes pink... (Source: - Daily MedNews)

PHE acknowledges damaging sexual health services fragmentation
Fri, 01 Sep 2017 07:00:00 +0800 | OnMedica Latest News
Its action plan aims to plug accountability gaps and boost commissioning capacity Related items fromOnMedica Chlamydia trachomatis infection Sexually transmitted infections Access to UK sexual health clinics has worsened over past few years Councils plan cuts to public health spending Sexual health services ‘at tipping point’ (Source: OnMedica Latest News)

Sexual health services ‘at tipping point’
Thu, 03 Aug 2017 07:00:00 +0800 | OnMedica Latest News
But STIs have fallen in past year Related items fromOnMedica Sexually transmitted infections Chlamydia trachomatis infection Make condoms more widely available to curb spread of STIs, says NICE GPs fear sexual health will become ‘Cinderella service of NHS’ Sexual health ‘savings’ are a false economy (Source: OnMedica Latest News)

What Conditions is Erythema Nodosum Associated With?
Mon, 24 Jul 2017 07:26:28 +0800 |
Discussion Erythema nodosum (EN) is a common dermatological eruption characterized by inflammatory nodules of the subcutaneous fat (panniculitis) on the extensor surfaces of the extremities especially the shins, thighs, and forearms. They are usually painful, nodular, bilateral and multiple. They can be found on other areas and be unilateral. They can be red, purple or blackish. They usually resolve without problems in 3-6 weeks. Diagnosis is usually clinical but biopsy may be needed if there is atypical presentation or history, physical examination or laboratory testing reveals potential underlying diseases. Treatment is usually conservative with rest and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Identified underlying causes of the EN should be treated but in some studies more than 50% of t...

How Common Are STIs?
Mon, 17 Jul 2017 07:01:06 +0800 |
Discussion Of the 30 different microbes which can be transmitted by sexual contact, 8 have the greatest incidence of transmitting disease. Four are curable (Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Syphilis and Trichomoniasis) and 4 are incurable at present (Hepatitis B, Herpes simplex virus (HSV), Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and Human papillomavirus (HPV)). Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are important as they can cause: Increased rates of acquisition of other STIs (ie HSV and syphilis increase the rate of HIV infection acquisition) Pelvic inflammatory disease and infertility Stillbirth and neonatal death Neonatal morbidity including low-birth weight, prematurity, conjunctivitis, pneumonia, sepsis, and congenital abnormalities Genital cancer In high-income countries diagnosis usually includ...

Old meningitis B vaccine 'may also protect against gonorrhoea'
Wed, 12 Jul 2017 00:14:13 +0800 | NHS News Feed
Conclusion This large study found an association between having the MeNZB vaccine and a reduced likelihood of being diagnosed with gonorrhoea. But it's difficult to form any firm conclusions because of the nature of the case and control groups. For example, given that both groups were sexually active, we don't know why the majority of people with gonorrhoea didn't also have a chlamydia infection, and how this may have affected the results. It could just be down to pure chance and have nothing to do with the vaccine. So before we celebrate the alleged "cure of gonorrhoea", there are many things to consider: The vaccine in question is no longer in use as a vaccine against meningococcal B. The Men4C jab is now used in the UK. Though it does have many similar components, we don'...

Chlamydia testing for young women declines after revised Pap test guidelines
Tue, 11 Jul 2017 04:00:00 +0800 | CBC | Health
After Pap tests became less frequent in Canada, researchers found chlamydia tests also decreased, particularly among young women and teens. Doctors suggest young women should ask about testing for the sexually transmitted infection. (Source: CBC | Health)

Chlamydia screening drops after change in cervical cancer screening guideline
Mon, 10 Jul 2017 11:00:00 +0800 | EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health
This article is published in the July/August 2017 Annals of Family Medicine. Links to articles will go live at 5 p.m. ET, July 10. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

Antibiotic Eye Drops Often Unhelpful for Pinkeye
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 17:00:02 +0800 | NYT Health
Conjunctivitis, or pinkeye, often goes away without treatment. (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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