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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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Company offers first nationwide STD testing from home
Wed, 24 May 2017 22:27:53 +0800 | the Mail online | Health
myLAB Box says it's the first nationwide company that offers home STD testing. It tests for 10 different types of STDs and STIs, including HPV, HIV and  chlamydia. The company is based in L.A. (Source: the Mail online | Health)

Young patients open to sexual health advice in GP consultations
Wed, 24 May 2017 15:56:24 +0800 | GP Online News
GPs should offer chlamydia tests, contraceptive advice and condoms to patients aged 16-24 in unrelated consultations, say researchers who found young people prefer to receive this information in general practice. (Source: GP Online News)

6 Signs You Should Talk To A Doctor About Fertility
Sat, 13 May 2017 02:38:38 +0800 | Healthy Living - The Huffington Post
Andrea Syrtash was first hospitalized at the age of 14 for painful and heavy menstrual cycles due to endometriosis. She had no idea her condition would affect her fertility ― and even if she had known, she may not have thought to address it without guidance from her doctors. After six years of trying to conceive, Syrtash, who’s now in her 40s and works as a relationship and dating expert, recently founded pregnantish, a website for singles, couples and LGBTQ people who are trying to conceive.  “When you’re a teenager, it’s not on your mind,” she said. Had she known, “I might have seen a specialist sooner.” Syrtash’s experience reveals a truth fertility specialists want more people to know: You don’t have to be activel...

Saying ‘Yes’ To Sex Should Also Mean ‘Yes’ To STD Testing
Fri, 05 May 2017 02:45:30 +0800 | Healthy Living - The Huffington Post
When it comes to talking about sex, sexuality and sexual health, we’ve come a long way – in some respects. Today, the reality of sexual assault on college campuses, abortion rights, gender and sexual identity and access to contraception are part of an important national dialogue, one that is both political and personal. At the American Sexual Health Association (ASHA), our definition of sexual health is, by necessity, broad. Among other things, sexual health encompasses access to sexual health information, education and medical care; being informed and empowered regarding pregnancy and family planning; preventing sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and accessing appropriate care and treatment; and being able to communicate about sexual health with not only sexual partners but healthc...

Scientists are one step closer towards a chlamydia cure
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 19:01:41 +0800 | the Mail online | Health
Scientists at the University of British Columbia created a model that shows how chlamydia interacts with the immune system. Genes, known as IRF5 and IL-10RA, play a key role in fighting the STI. (Source: the Mail online | Health)

Powerful chlamydia cure could be imminent: Dangerous SEX infection can cause infertility
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 15:54:00 +0800 | Daily Express - Health
CHLAMYDIA - an infection spread through sex - is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections in the UK - with more than 200,000 cases each year in England alone. But now a breakthrough could lead to a more powerful cure for the infection. (Source: Daily Express - Health)

New chlamydia drug targets discovered using CRISPR and stem cells
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 11:00:00 +0800 | EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health
(Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute) Scientists at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and their collaborators at the University of British Columbia have created an innovative technique for studying how chlamydia interacts with the human immune system. The results, reported today (April 25) in Nature Communications, identify novel drug targets for the sexually transmitted disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

5 STI Myths That Just Won't Die
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 22:02:50 +0800 | Healthy Living - The Huffington Post
For Glamour, by Suzannah Weiss. Nobody wants to hear it, but it’s true: sexually transmitted infections are incredibly common, and even the most careful among us can contract them. Culturally we are trying to talk about the realities of STIs more often, but there are still a lot of misconceptions out there. If you’ve heard one of these myths repeated, we’re declaring once and for all: It’s not true. 1. If you had one, you would know. Half the human population gets an STI at some point in their life, and a lot of them don’t know it. “STIs can fly beneath the radar for months or even years and exhibit no noticeable symptoms,” says Samuel Malloy, M.D., cofounder and medical director of DrFelix. Chlamydia is the STI most likely to appear without sympt...

How To Tell Your Partner You Have An STD
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 04:03:53 +0800 | Healthy Living - The Huffington Post
When Sarit Luban, a 27-year-old writer from Boston starts dating someone new, there’s a conversation she has to have first. Luban, who has genital herpes, says she has a couple of different approaches to disclosing her sexually transmitted infection. Sometimes she introduces herpes casually, as one of many facts about herself. Other times, she opens up the conversation by talking about STIs generally, and asking about the last time her partner was tested. “I don’t apologize, and I don’t go into how I got it,” she says. “It can be as simple as, ‘Hey, I want to have sex with you. If you’re into that, I want you to know first that I have genital herpes.’ I like to give people space to ask questions, and I frame it as a discussion that...

​Cincinnati drug store clinics to offer testing for sexually transmitted infections
Tue, 18 Apr 2017 23:20:06 +0800 | bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines
Walgreens revealed today that all 11 of its Greater Cincinnati drug stores with Healthcare Clinics will soon begin offering testing for sexually transmitted infections including HIV, Hepatitis B and C, chlamydia and gonorrhea. As of April 25, nurse practitioners and physician assistants at Walgreens Healthcare Clinics in Cincinnati and some other markets will be available to consult with patients to determine the testing process. The method of testing varies depending on the condition of the patient.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology 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)
Contraception
(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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