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How Often Does Chlamydia Cause You To Be Sterile In Women

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...sexually transmitted disease (STD) can increase a person's risk of becoming infected with HIV, whether the 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 enter the body during sexual contact. Even when the STD causes no breaks or open sores, the...
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Razor- Sterilized, risk of infection?

A couple of weeks ago I was with my sister and her boyfriend, and I had a shaving razor in the shower in our apartment. When I went to take a shower, I noticed a few hairs in my razor that were definitely my sister's boyfriend's. So I rinsed the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,"I also think I might have a serious problem with overreacting to this kind of thing." BINGO! I absolutely agree, except I'd leave off the "also think I might!" That shortens the statement to "I have a serious problem with overreacting to this... Read more »

what is chlamydia?

what is chlamydia and what are the symtoms?
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted infection caused by a type of bacteria. It infects the cervix in women and the urethra in men, and Read more »

Chlamydia

dear Doctor: I have maybe a stupid question, but my life now is a hell. Is it possible have Chlamydia during years whithout symptoms?. Doctor says me that I have Chlamydia. (No problem, I cure with Zitromax). The problem is that I faithful to my...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...do not experience symptoms it is important that people at risk get screened, especially women. Untreated chlamydia can cause sterility and other complications.Since you have been diagnosed with chlamydia, it is important that your girlfriend... Read more »

aids and oral sex

i have recieved oral sex 5 times in the past 6 months without a condom i recently have been treated for ? chlamydia what is my risk for hiv have no real symptoms thanks mike
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...diseases (like herpes) byreceiving oral sex. So receiving oral sex is extremely low risk as far asHIV is concerned. As far as chlamydia is concerned, this is usually transmitted throughunprotected intercourse rather than receiving oral sex. ... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Chlamydia

...Infection sometimes spreads to the epididymis (the tube that carries sperm from the testis), causing pain, fever, and, rarely, sterility. Rarely, genital chlamydial infection can cause arthritis that can be accompanied by skin lesions and... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Namibia HIV Women Sue Over Forced Sterilization

... Three HIV-positive Namibian women are suing their country's health ministry after being sterilized, they charge, without their consent. Protests in support of Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Namibia: African Women With HIV "Coerced Into Sterilization"

..."After six weeks, they went to the family planning center for birth control pills and were told that it's not necessary: they're sterile," Gatsi-Mallet said. "Most of them were very upset. When they went back to the hospital and asked, 'Why did... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Namibian Women With HIV Tell Court of Forced Sterilizations

...forms before the operation was done," Health Minister Richard Kamwi told Parliament ahead of the trial. Forms signed while a woman was already in labor should not be considered valid, gynecologist Matti Kimberg told the court. Priti Patel, AIDS... Read more »
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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 »

Chlamydia/HIV Question

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...refused to give me PEP (it was unprotected vaginal). A culture was done to check for STDS (Urethral Swab) and it came back +ve for Chlamydia. I know I have to go through 3 months of hell waiting on HIV results but I'm confused about Chlamydia... Read more »

To Cougar....Chlamydia causing symptoms??

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Cougar - I read in your earlier post that your doctor explained some of your symptoms as chlamydia-related. I am very interested to hear about your experience and more about what your doctor said. I contracted chlamydia/urethritis Read more »

HLTV testing, and others? -- Also Chlamydia/HIV?

Posted by SoStupid, 2 Replies
... Herpes, Genital Warts, HIV, and HLTV are all incurable... so how can you test for the 3 other than HIV? Also -- if I have chlamydia (99.9% sure I do, have a clear discharge only when urinating) -- how much greater is my risk for contracting... Read more »