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Effects Of Chlamydia In Women

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The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...America.While there were a handful of women among the first cases, AIDS was thought toprimarily affect gay men. However, as the years passed, women have emerged asanother group hard hit by the AIDS epidemic. Even though more men than womenstill have HIV in the US, women are catching up. In some countries, HIV+ womenoutnumber HIV+ men. The proportion of HIV/AIDS cases among women has more than tripled from 8percent in 1985 to an alarming 27...
Ask the Experts

College guy that just donated to the foundation. Lymphogranuloma Venereum (LGV, 2010)

Good evening Dr. Bob,I am a heterosexual male in my mid 20's and now engaged. I have only been with 5 woman in my past. Prior to my engagement and meeting my fiance , I had a one time unprotected episode of oral and vaginal sex with a female. this...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...that may or may not be covered (protected by the condom).Having had LGV and completing treatment does not prevent re-infection. Effective treatment is available and it is important that persons suspected of having LGV be treated as if they have... Read more »

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
...Thanks for your question.As you indicate HIV has very broad effects on many organs of the body, not just the immune system (although many of the broad effects are mediated through the immune system). Read more »

Would it?

would chlamydia effect they baby if you are pregnate
Carol Salisbury, APRN-BC, MSN

Response from Carol Salisbury, APRN-BC, MSN

Michigan State University College of Nursing
...more common sexually transmitted diseases (STD) in the world. It can lead to infertility, miscarriage and infections of the women's uterus, ovaries and tubes. In pregnanacy it can infect the infant at delivery with eye and lung infections. ... Read more »

Effective?

How effective is Azithromycin(Zithromax)in treating Chlamydia? Taken only once is really 100 effective as a cure for Chlamydia?
Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Response from Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Washington University, St. Louis School of Medicine
...dose azithromycin with 7 days of doxycycline, the cure rate for azithromycin was 95 % in men and 97% in women. So, it is pretty effective but not 100%. The most common reason I see for not getting "cured" is due to re-infection. It is critical... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Chlamydia's Quick Cure

...Prevention estimates, chlamydia can lead in up to 40 percent of cases to pelvic inflammatory disease, a serious infection of the woman's fallopian tubes that can also damage the ovaries and uterus. (See "A Threat to Fertility." ) Also, women... 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

...they are at high risk for infection). A new study led by Rebecca Braun of the California Family Health Council examined the effectiveness of a chlamydia screening program in California high school-based health centers (SBHCs). The researchers... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Australia: Project to Help Curb Chlamydia

...public health workers and community groups. More than 20 local general practitioners have already signed up for a study of the effectiveness of chlamydia testing when women have a Pap smear. "We know who is being infected in general terms; we... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Chlamydia Wiped Out in 20 Years

...colleagues examined the prevalence of chlamydia, how it is transmitted, and trends in sexual behavior. According to Gray, a highly effective vaccine would wipe out all traces of chlamydia in 15 to 20 years. In the model, focusing a hypothetical... Read more »
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Karla

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I warned you in my last post that if you persisted in being polite, intelligent and rational I would fall in love with you. Like all AIDS apologists you completely ignored my caution and posted yet another charming and well reasoned posting. Well,... Read more »

chlamydia

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...aware neither of us has had any other partner in that time. about 3 months ago he got tested and he showed up positive with chlamydia so a few weeks ago I went to the doc and got tested but I was clean and negative for chlamydia. The thing is... Read more »

Could I have HIV Without Antibodies?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...About three weeks after a couple incident of unprotected oral sex with high risk women I got a 4 month long sore throat, sever fatigue, and lymph node swelling. This was followed by a continuation of and frequent Read more »

Pretty Nervous

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...sex or drugs but I haven't always been 100% safe. (I have been with 2 different men - one of them has had sex with quite a few women - I doubt he used protection. The other has had 2 one night stands and didn't use anything.) I have had sex... Read more »