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How To Test For Chlamydia

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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, Read more »

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Hello DR.I have had unprotected vaginal relationship fourteen weeks ago. I try to have a child with... Read more »

Why do Doctors order tests inside the window period?

Hi Dr. Bob,Thank you so much for the wealth of knowledge you give to this site. I have learned a... 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

Quick Chlamydia Urine Test Accurate in Men

...in Spain, Portugal, Italy, and other European countries, Lee said. The study, " Performance Evaluation of a New Rapid Urine Test for Chlamydia in Men: Prospective Cohort Study ," was published in the British Medical Journal ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Urine Test Spots Chlamydia in Male Teens

Routine urine screening for chlamydia is an effective means of detecting infections in sexually active young men, according Dr. Kathleen P. Tebb of the University of California-San Francisco and colleagues. Chlamydia is moderately prevalent among... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Chlamydia trachomatis Testing in the Second British National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles: Respondent Uptake and Treatment Outcomes

According to the current study, noninvasive molecular tests for bacterial STIs provide new opportunities for testing in nonclinical settings. The authors' objective was to "examine patient treatment preferences and partner notification outcomes... 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 »

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

Posted by SoStupid, 2 Replies
Hello again everyone. It's late and I'm once again speculating about all the horrible things that I could have. My question is simple though -- does anyone know how to go about testing for HPV (gen. warts -- read that you can get tested for them),... Read more »

what are the chances?

Posted by stocky1, 3 Replies
hey, i had unprotected sex with a sex worker from singapore and she had what looked like stretch marks on her stomach. we did it for about 5 mins then i requested a condom. a few days later i tested + for chlamydia, what are the chances of also... Read more »