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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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Do Women Really Need A Yearly Pelvic Exam?
Sat, 11 Mar 2017 02:36:52 +0800 | Healthy Living - The Huffington Post
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Your NEJM Group Today: Chlamydia Screening Clinical Pearls / Prenatal Herpes Exposure & Autism? / Massachusetts Primary Care Opportunities (FREE)
Mon, 06 Mar 2017 06:00:00 +0800 | Physician's First Watch current issue
By the Editors Here ' s what we chose for you from NEJM Group today:NEJM Resident 360: Clinical Pearls: Do current screening … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)

New Antibiotics Urgently Needed to Combat Resistant Bacteria
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 23:19:09 +0800 | IPS Inter Press Service - Health
Credit: WHO/Jim HolmesBy IPS World DeskROME/GENEVA, Feb 28 2017 (IPS)The United Nations health organisation has just published its first ever list of antibiotic-resistant “priority pathogens” – a catalogue of 12 families of bacteria that pose the greatest threat to human health. The list was drawn up in a bid to guide and promote research and development (R&D) of new antibiotics, as part of the World Health Organization (WHO) efforts to address growing global resistance to antimicrobial medicines.The list highlights in particular the threat of gram-negative bacteria that are resistant to multiple antibiotics. These bacteria have built-in abilities to find new ways to resist treatment and can pass along genetic material that allows other bacteria to become drug-resistant ...

Chlamydia Sequela Cost Estimates in Economic Evaluations Chlamydia Sequela Cost Estimates in Economic Evaluations
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 16:35:41 +0800 | Medscape Today Headlines
The authors explore the differences in cost estimates used in economic evaluations of chlamydia screening strategies and the management of chlamydia-related complications.Sexually Transmitted Infections (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

Expedited Partner Therapy
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 13:20:15 +0800 |
(EPT) is the clinical practice of treating the sex partners of patients diagnosed with chlamydia or gonorrhea by providing prescriptions or medications to the patient to take to his/her partner without the health care provider first examining the partner. This page provides recommendations and guidance on EPT. (Source:

Your NEJM Group Today: Chlamydia Screening, Diazepam Not Helpful for Back Pain, Connecticut IM Opportunity (FREE)
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 06:00:00 +0800 | Physician's First Watch current issue
By the Editors Check out the latest offerings from NEJM Group:NEJM Clinical Practice Center: Chlamydial infection may result in pelvic inflammatory disease, … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)

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 ...

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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