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Chlamydia Effect Humans

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The Well Project

Gynecological Problems

...for syphilis, but doxcycline or tetracycline can be given to patients who are allergic to penicillin. Other Sexually Transmitted Infections Other sexually transmitted infections commonly seen in HIV-positive women include chlamydia, gonorrhea, bacterial vaginosis, and trichomonas. Antibiotics are available to treat these conditions. Your doctor can diagnose these infections and prescribe effective treatment. It is important to treat...
Ask the Experts

HIV and Tests/Labs

Besides the regular CD4, viral load, and CBC, what tests should we be getting? I'm 34. I've been checked for the Heps and I've had my cholesterol/triglycerides checked. However, I keep hearing other HIVers say they get their urine checked--saying...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...A and B. We screen annually for evidence of tuberculosis infection. We check for syphilis (and routinely for gonorrhea and chlamydia for all sexually active people) at least once a year. We have been routinely screening for vitamin D since... Read more »

PEP / Combivir Side Effects

Hi Dr. Bob!This is the last you'll hear from "Such an Idiot" before I come back in three months and let you now that everything is fine!So I continued with PEP, Combivir BID. I had my blood tested for kidney and liver function, a follow-up to come...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...because of something like this. Can you offer any advice? I was tested for Syphillis and it was negative but I had previously chlamydia in January. Maybe that makes a difference Idk. When can I have a definitive test result? My Drs. ran an RNA... Read more »


I'm a gay male form Vermont, 54, have been pos 22 years and finally, after all of the myriad meds, highs and lows and being brought back from the abyss in the mid 90's, have tested undetectable during the past year. It feels good. And beyond...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,There is no question that being on effective combination antiretroviral therapy that drives HIV plasma viral load to undetectable levels significantly decreases the risk Read more »

Best studies showing the effectivness of condoms?

I am currently a student at a catholic high school that must endure the chastity program. Most of what they teach in Religion is decently good (don't kill, don't steal, etc.) and the unrealistic bible stories are easy to ignore, but the chastity...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Levin MJ, Rietmeijer CA. In vitro evaluations of condoms with and without nonoxynol 9 as physical and chemical barriers against Chlamydia trachomatis, herpes simplex virus type 2, and human immunodeficiency virus. Sex Transm Dis. 1989;16(2):51-56 Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CDC-Funded California Program Achieves High Rates of Chlamydia Screening in High School Health Centers; Highest Infection Rates Found Among African-American Teens

... Previous studies have shown that young women aged 15 to 19 have the highest rates of chlamydia infection in the country, and CDC recommends that all sexually active women age 25 and under be screened for chlamydia every Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...infections (including yeast infections) Bacterial vaginosis Common sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), such as gonorrhea, Chlamydia, andtrichomoniasis Genital herpes Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) Although little... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Association of Chlamydia trachomatis With Persistence of High-Risk Types of Human Papillomavirus in a Cohort of Female Adolescents

...progression to cancer. The association between a history of STD infection and cervical cancer has been studied most thoroughly for chlamydia. While an association has been found, its meaning remains unclear, the authors report. The current report... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...STD causes open sores or breaks in the skin (e.g., syphilis, herpes, chancroid) or does not cause breaks in the skin (e.g., chlamydia, gonorrhea). If the STD infection causes irritation of the skin, breaks or sores may make it easier for HIV to... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...candidate for causing them to grow out of control (a cancer like KS). HIV is said to do the impossible something like a Superman virus. It makes no sense. I am sad to say that I hold little hope of TheBody being rational. Look at who funds... Read more »

i am a prostitute.

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I am a prostitute and don't know my status. In this country where i work, nobody has to check and us professionals are left alone if we mind our business. But reading so much about aids and stuff, i feel i should get tested.But then if i come out... Read more »

Condoms: Our most trusted method

Posted by bradford
...Condoms not only prevent HIV infections but also prevent the transmission of sexually transmitted diseases: syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia, human papilloma virus (HPV), herpes simplex virus (HSV), hepatitis A, B, and C. Unwanted pregnancies can... Read more »

went to the doctor today and got some results....

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...partner) and unprotected oral. well, they took a swab and did a culture or whatever they do and i'm negative for gonnorhea and chlamydia. but he still gave me an antibiotic cuz he said it could be a different type of infection. so i feel great... Read more »