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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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Updated Guidelines for Gonorrhea and Chlamydia in HIV Updated Guidelines for Gonorrhea and Chlamydia in HIV
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 21:13:50 +0800 | Medscape Today Headlines
Updated guidelines from the NYSDOH AIDS Institute address best practices for the screening, diagnosis, treatment, and management of gonorrhea and chlamydia in patients with HIV.Medscape HIV/AIDS (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

Pelvic Exam in ER Doesn't Help Predict STI for Young Females
Tue, 10 Jul 2018 19:00:48 +0800 | Drugs.com - Pharma News
TUESDAY, July 10, 2018 -- Pelvic examination does not increase the sensitivity or specificity for diagnosis of chlamydia, gonorrhea, or trichomonas over taking a history alone for young female patients presenting to the emergency department with... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)

Koala genome cracked Down Under to help save species
Mon, 02 Jul 2018 11:00:00 +0800 | EurekAlert! - Biology
(Earlham Institute) Scientists at the Earlham Institute in Norwich, UK, have played a major role as part of a consortium led by the Australian Museum Research Institute and the University of Sydney to sequence the koala genome for the first time, with the findings published in Nature Genetics. The findings of the research could ensure the long-term survival of one of the world's most beloved animals, which is under threat from habitat loss, chlamydia and the koala retrovirus (KoRV). (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)

Blockade at the receptor
Tue, 26 Jun 2018 11:00:00 +0800 | EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health
(University of W ü rzburg) When Chlamydia attacks the human body the immune system starts its defence mechanisms. But the bacteria find a way to defend themselves. Scientists from W ü rzburg have deciphered new details of their strategy now. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

Digital health news briefs: STD testing at home, VR distraction therapy
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 03:41:42 +0800 | mobihealthnews
Finding time to get tested. Patients may now be able to address sexual healthcare issues through video conferencing. KnowNow Health has just launched a new website called App:KnowNOWSTD.com. The platform offers online lab testing for STDs including HIV, Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, Syphilis, Hepatitis C and Hepatitis B. The platform will also be able to offer care for women health conditions including urinary tract infections, bacterial vaginosis and yeast infections. (Source: mobihealthnews)

Patient refusal for trichiasis surgery in Tanzania based on misconception of recovery time
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 11:00:00 +0800 | EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases
(PLOS) Trachomatous trichiasis, caused by the bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis, is one of the leading causes of preventable blindness worldwide. It is common in areas of the world that lack access to health care and clean water. A relatively simple surgery can spare the patient's vision, and although this surgery is usually performed free of charge in endemic regions, multiple studies indicate that surgical refusal is common. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)

Infectious disease spread risk if UK leaves EU early warning system
Wed, 13 Jun 2018 07:00:00 +0800 | OnMedica Latest News
Effective replacement after Brexit needed, warns Brexit Health Alliance Related items fromOnMedica Fragmented sexual health system is failing users Sexual health ‘savings’ are a false economy Chlamydia programme wasted money DH tells councils to make ‘concerted effort’ on sexual health New public health surveillance system launched ahead of Olympics (Source: OnMedica Latest News)

Sexually transmitted infections and screening for chlamydia in England, 2017
Fri, 08 Jun 2018 19:14:14 +0800 | Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH)
This report details a spike in cases of syphilis and gonorrhoea in 2017 in England. There was a 20% rise in syphilis cases, and a 22% rise in gonorrhoea cases. The overall rates of sexually transmitted infections remained stable in 2016-17. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))

Medical News Today: Chlamydia and erectile dysfunction: What's the link?
Wed, 06 Jun 2018 23:00:00 +0800 | Health News from Medical News Today
Some people who have chlamydia also experience erectile dysfunction (ED), which involves problems getting or maintaining an erection. Chlamydia can infect the prostate gland, leading to prostatitis, pain, and ED. In this article, learn more about the link between this common infection and ED, and treatments for both. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)

Grindr is developing a feature that would let users tell partners when they test positive for STIs  
Sat, 02 Jun 2018 02:32:03 +0800 | the Mail online | Health
Grindr is looking into adding the ability for people who test positive for STIs to notify partners. In 2016, more than two million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis were reported in the US. (Source: the Mail online | 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)
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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