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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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At-risk Women Often Not Tested for Rectal Chlamydia and Gonorrhea At-risk Women Often Not Tested for Rectal Chlamydia and Gonorrhea
Sat, 21 Oct 2017 02:01:04 +0800 | Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines
Fewer than 1 in 1,000 women who undergo genital testing for chlamydia and gonorrhea also undergo rectal testing for those conditions, U.S. researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)

What Are the Health Needs of Incarcerated Youth?
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 07:59:58 +0800 | PediatricEducation.org
Discussion In the US during 2011, ~60,000 youth were incarcerated at some time in a correctional facility. Boys are detained more than girls (86% vs 14% respectively in the US, 95% male in the United Kingdom in 2014) but girls have more health issues. There are racial and ethnic differences with 38-40% of detainees being black, 23% being Hispanic/Latino and 32% being white, and 5% other. For detained youth, 5% are for violent crimes, 22% for non-violent property crimes and the majority of the rest are for non-violent offices such as substance use. The average length of detainment is 3-4 months and unfortunately the rates of recidivism are higher for youth than for adults; for youth, 75% are rearrested within 3 years. Detained youth have a higher risk of mortality at 4x the general populati...

Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Syphilis Rates Up
Wed, 04 Oct 2017 10:30:30 +0800 | ConsultantLive
The CDC's annual report on STD rates in the United States is in, and the news about chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis is not good. (Source: ConsultantLive)

Infectious Diseases A-Z: Sexually transmitted infections in U.S. at record high
Mon, 02 Oct 2017 07:00:00 +0800 | News from Mayo Clinic
Sexually transmitted infections (STI) have increased in the U.S. for the third year in a row, according to a new?report?by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The 2016?Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance Report?shows more than 2 million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis were reported in the U.S.? the highest number ever. "Worsening trends [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)

Take a Number: In the U.S., 110 Million S.T.D. Infections
Sun, 01 Oct 2017 05:34:40 +0800 | NYT Health
Chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis are all on the rise, federal researchers found. (Source: NYT Health)

Take a Number: 110 Million Americans Have an S.T.D.
Sat, 30 Sep 2017 02:20:36 +0800 | NYT Health
Chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis are all on the rise, federal researchers found. (Source: NYT Health)

New STD cases hit record high in US
Thu, 28 Sep 2017 21:53:10 +0800 | CNN.com - Health
In 2016, Americans were infected with more than 2 million new cases of gonorrhea, syphilis and chlamydia, the highest number of these sexually transmitted diseases ever reported, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday. (Source: CNN.com - Health)

Vaginal Bacteria Tied to Heightened Chlamydia Risk
Thu, 28 Sep 2017 14:00:00 +0800 | MedicineNet Womens Health General
Title: Vaginal Bacteria Tied to Heightened Chlamydia RiskCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/27/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/28/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General)

STDs Hit All-Time High in U.S.
Wed, 27 Sep 2017 20:14:05 +0800 | WebMD Health
Annual report shows more than 2 million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis reported in 2016 (Source: WebMD Health)

Sexually Transmitted Infections Hit Record High in 2016 (FREE)
Wed, 27 Sep 2017 07:00:00 +0800 | Physician's First Watch current issue
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Lorenzo Di Francesco, MD, FACP, FHM Diagnoses of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis hit a record high in the U.S. in 2016 — … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)


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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