Chlamydia

Common Name(s)

Chlamydia

Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) that can infect men and women. Chlamydia can do serious and permanent damage to a women's reproductive system, making it very difficult to get pregnant or have a healthy pregnancy. Symptoms in women include abnormal vaginal discharge and a burning feeling when urinating. Men with chlamydia may experience a discharge from their penis, a burning feeling when urinating, or pain and swelling in one or both testicles. Chlamydia is spread by having vaginal, anal, or oral sex with someone with chlamydia. Chlamydia can also be passed from a pregnant mother to her newborn during childbirth. The only true way of avoiding chlamydia is by not having vaginal, anal, or oral sex. Using latex condoms while having vaginal, anal, or oral sex can greatly decrease your chances of getting chlamydia. Being in a monogamous relationship with a partner who has been tested for STDs and has received results confirming they do not have chlamydia, is also another way to avoid getting the disease. Chlamydia can be cured with proper medication prescribed by your doctor. See your doctor if you think you may have chlamydia.

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Following organizations serve the condition "Chlamydia" for support, advocacy or research.

HealthyWomen

HealthyWomen (HW) is the nation's leading independent health information source for women. Our core mission is to educate, inform and empower women to make smart health choices for themselves and their families. For more than 20 years, millions of women have been coming to HW for answers to their most pressing and personal health care questions. Through our wide array of online and print publications, HW provides health information that is original, objective, reviewed by medical experts and reflective of the advances in evidence-based health research.

Last Updated: 9 Jul 2015

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The STD Project

Established in April of 2012 during STD Awareness Month, The STD Project is a multi-award-winning independent website and progressive movement eradicating STD stigma by facilitating and encouraging awareness, education, and acceptance through story-telling and resource recommendations. We are taking steps toward modern-day sexual health and prevention by advocating for conscientious and informed decisions.

Last Updated: 11 Jul 2016

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Following organizations serve the condition "Chlamydia" for support, advocacy or research.

HealthyWomen

HealthyWomen (HW) is the nation's leading independent health information source for women. Our core mission is to educate, inform and empower women to make smart health choices for themselves and their families. For more than 20 years, millions of women have been coming to HW for answers to their most pressing and personal health care questions. Through our wide array of online and print publications, HW provides health information that is original, objective, reviewed by medical experts and reflective of the advances in evidence-based health research.

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Last Updated: 9 Jul 2015

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The STD Project

Established in April of 2012 during STD Awareness Month, The STD Project is a multi-award-winning independent website and progressive movement eradicating STD stigma by facilitating and encouraging awareness, education, and acceptance through story-telling and resource recommendations. We are taking steps toward modern-day sexual health and prevention by advocating for conscientious and informed decisions.

http://www.thestdproject.com/

Last Updated: 11 Jul 2016

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Scientific Literature

Articles from the PubMed Database

Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Chlamydia" returned 3204 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Replication-dependent size reduction precedes differentiation in Chlamydia trachomatis.
 

Author(s): Jennifer K Lee, Germán A Enciso, Daniela Boassa, Christopher N Chander, Tracy H Lou, Sean S Pairawan, Melody C Guo, Frederic Y M Wan, Mark H Ellisman, Christine Sütterlin, Ming Tan

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Chlamydia trachomatis is the most common cause of bacterial sexually transmitted infection. It produces an unusual intracellular infection in which a vegetative form, called the reticulate body (RB), replicates and then converts into an elementary body (EB), which is the infectious ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The eSexual Health Clinic system for management, prevention, and control of sexually transmitted infections: exploratory studies in people testing for Chlamydia trachomatis.
 

Author(s): Claudia S Estcourt, Jo Gibbs, Lorna J Sutcliffe, Voula Gkatzidou, Laura Tickle, Kate Hone, Catherine Aicken, Catherine M Lowndes, Emma M Harding-Esch, Sue Eaton, Pippa Oakeshott, Ala Szczepura, Richard E Ashcroft, Andrew Copas, Anthony Nettleship, S Tariq Sadiq, Pam Sonnenberg

Journal: Lancet Public Health. 2017 Apr;2(4):e182-e190.

 

Self-directed and internet-based care are key elements of eHealth agendas. We developed a complex online clinical and public health intervention, the eSexual Health Clinic (eSHC), in which patients with genital chlamydia are diagnosed and medically managed via an automated online ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Comparing mail-in self-collected specimens sent via United States Postal Service versus clinic-collected specimens for the detection of Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae in extra-genital sites.
 

Author(s): Katheryn R Salow, Adam C Cohen, Claire C Bristow, Mark R McGrath, Jeffrey D Klausner

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To evaluate the concordance between clinic-collected extra-genital specimens and self-collected mailed-in extra-genital specimens among participants seeking sexually transmitted infection testing at a free clinic in Hollywood, CA.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Reviews from the PubMed Database

Review articles summarize what is currently known about a disease. They discuss research previously published by others.
The terms "Chlamydia" returned 152 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Molecular typing of: An overview.
 

Author(s): Jyoti Rawre, Deepak Juyal, Benu Dhawan

Journal: Indian J Med Microbiol. ;35(1):17-26.

 

Urogenital infection due to Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) is one of the most common bacterial sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and is a major public health problem worldwide. Molecular characterisation of CT is important for understanding the pathophysiological mechanisms of chlamydial ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Facilitators and barriers to chlamydia testing in general practice for young people using a theoretical model (COM-B): a systematic review protocol.
 

Author(s): Lorraine K McDonagh, John M Saunders, Jackie Cassell, Hamad Bastaki, Thomas Hartney, Greta Rait

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Chlamydia is a key health concern with high economic and social costs. There were over 200 000 chlamydia diagnoses made in England in 2015. The burden of chlamydia is greatest among young people where the highest prevalence rates are found. Annual testing for sexually active young ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Update on Chlamydia trachomatis Vaccinology.
 

Author(s): Luis M de la Maza, Guangming Zhong, Robert C Brunham

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Attempts to produce a vaccine to protect against-induced trachoma were initiated more than 100 years ago and continued for several decades. Using whole organisms, protective responses were obtained. However, upon exposure to, disease exacerbation developed in some immunized individuals, ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Prevention of Diseases Induced by Chlamydia Trachomatis
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Genital Chlamydia Trachomatis Infection

 

Last Updated: 15 Jan 2018

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Transmission of Genital and Extra-genital Chlamydia Trachomatis Infections in Women
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Chlamydia Trachomatis Infection

 

Last Updated: 28 Aug 2017

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Check it: A New Approach to Controlling Chlamydia Transmission in Young People
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Chlamydia Trachomatis Infection; Gonorrhea

 

Last Updated: 3 Aug 2017

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