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Chlamydia. Just the name sounds ominous, doesn't it? Like some alien creature from a 1950s cult film. Your main reference point for chlamydia might even be that hilarious (but disturbing) sex ed lesson from the Tina Fey comedy Mean Girls. "You're going to want to take off your clothes, and touch each other," the teacher warned. "But if you do touch each other, you will get chlamydia… and die."
It's not quite that bad, but cases of chlamydia are on the rise... Are you taking the proper steps to protect yourself?
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No wonder chlamydia has been nicknamed the silent stalker: After analyzing the latest data, the Centers for Disease Control estimates that more than one in 100 U.S. adults currently have this sexually transmitted disease. That works out to 1.8 million cases—yet only 1.4 of those have been reported. In other words, 400,000 people may have it and be clueless about the risk it poses to themselves and their partners.
If you’ve just found out that you have gonorrhea or chlamydia, you may be trying to figure out what to do next. Here are the three most important steps that you can take...
So we shouldn’t freak out too much—at least not about chlamydia. While 1.4 million cases sounds like a lot, chlamydia is easily treated, and only saw a 0.7% increase between 2011 and 2012. Syphilis and gonorrhea, the two other notifiable STDs presented in the report, are much more worrisome. (HIV data are dealt with separately.)
Drawing attention to the prevalence of a sexually transmitted disease (STD) probably doesn’t feature on any tourist board’s game plan.
The Norwegian tourist board is therefore, unsurprisingly, battling with convenience store chain 7-Eleven over its “Welcome to Norway! The Land of Chlamydia” campaign.
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According to a report published by the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on Wednesday (Oct. 19), the three most commonly reported sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in the US were at record-high levels in 2015. There were roughly 1.5 million cases of chlamydia—”the highest number of annual cases of any condition ever reported to CDC...
In the midst of record-high rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs or STDs), a new industry-sponsored survey finds that many of those at high risk for STDs are not getting tested—and don’t seem to think they need to.
STDs such as chlamydia and herpes have increased among over-50s thanks to the so-called 'Fifty Shades effect' making us more sexually experimental -- without using a condom.
One of the biggest frustrations in public-health circles today involves a tiny bacterium called Chlamydia trachomatis.
New research has found than more 300,000 Australians are living with a chlamydia but more than three quarters of them have no idea that they are infected.
It's a staggering figure considering the infection can be prevented for less than $10 and cured with one pill.
Experts say STD screening should be introduced more widely if it improves sexual health but parents have criticised existing schemes.
In 2015, I went to Australia to collect koala poo, which can teach us about their complex microbiome. Bacteria in their guts break down toxic tannins in the eucalyptus leaves they eat. We think one reason the babies eat their moms’ poo is to acquire microbes that will give their own system toxin-degrading powers. But I wanted to know for sure.
For the first time in three decades, the nation's most common sexually transmitted disease is a little less common.
Chlamydia is caused by bacteria and is the most commonly reported STD in the United States, but infected people often do not have symptoms, according to the CDC. If left untreated, chlamydia infections can cause pelvic inflammatory disease, infertility and ectopic pregnancy in women.
Most college students have had at least some formal education regarding sex and sexually transmitted infections/diseases (STIs/STDs). But along our sexual careers, we often forget a lot of the information they taught us in 8th grade Sex Ed
Chlamydia and gonorrhea differ from viral STIs like herpes and HPV because they can be treated with basic antibiotics: Take a round of meds, it's gone (with some noteworthy exceptions, of course). But it takes two to tango, and if only one-half of a sexual partnership gets treated, it can lead to an easily preventable cycle of reinfection.
Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted bacterial infection caused by Chlamydia trachomatis that primarily affects young people under age 25 - and boy howdy, does it. In fact, recent surveillance data has suggested that 1 in 15 girls between 14 and 19 has chlamydia - which is kind of awful, if you ask me.
Amanda Bynes does a great shrill scream, and in the film “Easy A," you can see her at her shriek-iest best when her character discovers that her boyfriend has a sexually transmitted infection.
So, in the ever-wise words of Nicki Minaj: Guess you needed a Pap. Or, rather, yearly screenings for chlamydia if you're a woman who has sex, regardless of your Pap schedule.
Chlamydia. Just the name sounds ominous, doesn't it? Like some alien creature from a 1950s cult film. Your main reference point for chlamydia might even be that hilarious (but disturbing) sex ed lesson from the Tina Fey comedy Mean Girls. "You're going to want to take off your clothes, and touch each other," the teacher warned. "But if you do touch each other, you will get chlamydia... and die."
The National Chlamydia Coalition (NCC) convened in 2008 to address the high burden of chlamydia in adolescents and young adults by promoting equal access to comprehensive and quality health services.
The National Chlamydia Screening Programme (NCSP) in England was established in 2003 with the following objectives:
1.Preventing and control chlamydia through early detection and treatment of infection;
2.Reduce onward transmission to sexual partners;
3.Prevent the consequences of untreated infection;
4.Ensure all sexually active under 25 year olds are informed about chlamydia, and have access to sexual health services that can reduce risk of infection or transmission;
5.Normalise the idea of regular chlamydia screening among young adults so they expect to be screened annually or when they change partner.
Chlamydia, often misspelt Clamidia, is one of the most commonly reported bacterial sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Global chlamydia statistics show that an estimated 92 million new chlamydia infections occur each year, affecting more women (50 million) than men (42 million).
Chlamydia is a common STD that can infect both men and women. It can cause serious, permanent damage to a woman's reproductive system, making it difficult or impossible for her to get pregnant later on. Chlamydia can also cause a potentially fatal ectopic pregnancy (pregnancy that occurs outside the womb).
Most people who have chlamydia don’t notice any symptoms and so they don’t know they have it. Research suggests that 50% of men and 70-80% of women don’t get symptoms at all with a chlamydia infection.
Most people who have chlamydia don’t notice any symptoms, and so don't know they have it. Research suggests that 50% of men and 70-80% of women don't get symptoms at all with a chlamydia infection.
No symptoms occur in around 7 in 10 infected women and 5 in 10 infected men. Also, you may not have any symptoms until several weeks (or even months) after coming into contact with chlamydia.
Chlamydia can be transmitted during vaginal, anal, or oral sex. Chlamydia can also be passed from an infected mother to her baby during vaginal childbirth.
Chlamydia and gonorrhea (another sexually transmitted infection) cause similar signs and symptoms, including discharge from the penis or vagina and pain with urination. However, chlamydia usually causes no symptoms. In addition, chlamydia can cause serious long-term complications in women who are not treated. Fortunately, chlamydia is curable with antibiotic treatment.