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The Facts About Chlamydia

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Chlamydia and HIV

Hi DocI had one-off sex with a girl while on holiday in SE Asia, Manila to be exact. although I used a condom, it burst and I managed to contract chlamydia.I was treated for chlamydia but am very anxious about the possibility of an HIV infection.Can...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Chlamydia is much more easily acquired than HIV (thankfully!). The estimated per-act risk for acquiring HIV from unprotected (or broken-condom) insertive penile-vaginal sex with a partner confirmed to be HIV positive is 5 per 10,000 exposures.... Read more »

Chlamydia and HIV

I would like to know if a person contracted chlamydia, is there a good chance of contracting HIV?I... Read more »

What's Chlamydia?

Mr. Sowadsky:What's Chlamydia and how do you get it?, do you experience ARS? what test do you... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Researchers See Hope for Chlamydia Vaccine

In a recent study, researchers reported findings that could set the stage for the development of a vaccine against Chlamydia trachomatis . Antibodies to one protein may prevent infection by all 15 strains of Chlamydia trachomatis , reported Harlan... Read more »
The Center for AIDS

Pointers on Chlamydia Prevention and Care for People With HIV

Chlamydia infection often has no physical signs or symptoms, so you may not know you're infected unless you get tested regularly. Sexually active men with HIV should be tested for chlamydia every 3 to 6 months, and sexually active women should be... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Massachusetts OKs Rules to Foil Spread of Chlamydia

New rules approved by state health regulators will allow Massachusetts care providers to prescribe or dispense antibiotics for chlamydia to the sex partners of infected patients, without examining the partners. "Right now, if you treat someone and... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Chlamydia: Preventive Medicine Group Recommends Annual Screening for Some Women

The American College of Preventive Medicine has recommended that all sexually active women age 25 or younger, as well as sexually active women with other risk factors, be screened annually for chlamydia. Other risk factors include having a new male... Read more »
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Chlamydia/Gonorrhea

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi guys, I have got a question about chlamydia/gonorrhea. About FOUR years ago I had sex with (3) prostitutes. I have already been tested -ive for HIV and syphilis. Do you think there's a chance I've been infected with chlamydia and/or gonorrhea? I... Read more »

Can you catch chlamydia orally by someone who has rectal chlamydia?

Posted by chrono5, 2 Replies
I've just been treated for rectal chlamydia, but I have a partner who we both have never had anal sex with, but he has given me oral sex. I haven't told him just yet because I found out today and I'm waiting until he is back, but I was wondering... Read more »

I'm trying not to scare anyone, but facts are fact

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
In fact I'm not trying to scare anyone, and I don't want to make a kid's game out of the Bulletin Board. I'm just trying to make everyone realize that 99,9% of people doesn't cover all individuals, when talking about tests... I'm sure that 999 of... Read more »

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 »