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Chlamydia testing (including urine tests)

I recently had a Chlaymidia urine test (PCR-DNA) performed approximately one week after the possible exposure. The test came back negative. I have a couple questions regarding my test:1. Is the PCR-DNA test a fairly accurate test?2. Was my...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your question. When we are doing tests for chlamydia, there are different types of tests available (cell culture, Direct Fluorescent Antibody, EIA, Nucleic Acid Probe, LCR, PCR, and TMA-CT). Some of the newer tests available can use... Read more »

I REALLY NEED YOUR HELP..cdc couldn't help me!

Hi, I'm having real problems deciding whether my results are conclusive. I think I might have had a... Read more »

Dormant chlamydia?

Can chlamydia remain dormant, like say I test negative and possibly still have it?? please help Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Gonorrhea and Chlamydia Testing Rates of HIV-Infected Men: Low Despite Guidelines

Noting that gonorrhea (GC) and chlamydia (CT) screening for HIV-infected men "may decrease HIV transmission and reduce the incidence of pelvic inflammatory disease in female partners," the study authors determined GC/CT testing rates in a clinical... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

United Kingdom: Free Condoms Dispensed to Young

...that more machines are being placed at other colleges, universities, and health centers. The kiosks dispense free condoms and chlamydia test kits that can be accessed through thumbprint technology. Potential users, who can be as young as 13... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Bridging the Gap: Using School-Based Health Services to Improve Chlamydia Screening Among Young Women

...received reproductive health care at EPICS agencies, of whom 85 percent self-reported no other source for reproductive health care. Chlamydia testing was given to 3,026 clients (89.1 percent chlamydia screening coverage); 5.6 percent of those... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Quick Chlamydia Urine Test Accurate in Men

... A chlamydia test for males using first-void urine has proven effective in a study, and the rapidity of its results could offer patients same-day Read more »
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Chlamydia testing

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Hi, does anyone around here happen to know how frequent an occurence false negatives are with Chlamydia testing through PCR on first-catch urine? Thanks in advance, anonymous Read more »

am i infected?

Posted by CJA, 1 Reply
hey im healthy 23yr old had protected sex and unprotected oral sex both ways i went down on her for a short time and she went down on me about 20 days later notice that my bottoms gums were inflammed and my throat was red not sore just Red it is a... Read more »

Test results are in....please look!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...for my Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and Syphillis tests. My gonorrhea test is negative, and my syphillis test is negative. But my chlamydia test came back as "out of range." What does that mean? Someone please help me. The clinic told me that they... Read more »

Exposed to a POZ man, 15 days later...

Posted by Panicman, 2 Replies
...and as it stands right now I'm still ok. I went to get an STD test done. Gonoreha, Chlamydia, and Syphilis. The Gonoreha and Chlamydia test came back negative, very happy about that. They told me it would be a week or so before the blood test... Read more »