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What Causes 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...
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What's Chlamydia?

Mr. Sowadsky:What's Chlamydia and how do you get it?, do you experience ARS? what test do you have to take to diagnose it? Any particular symptoms?THANKS!
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...Hi. Thank you for your question. Chlamydia is a very common STD (much more common than HIV/AIDS). It is a bacterial infection that is primarily spread through vaginal intercourse. 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
...Yes, it is possible to have chlamydia for years and not experience symptoms. Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted infection caused by a type of bacteria. It infects 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 »

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

Bridging the Gap: Using School-Based Health Services to Improve Chlamydia Screening Among Young Women

... The study's objective was to implement a chlamydia screening program targeting young women accessing reproductive health care services in a school-based setting, and to assess Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Chlamydia Common Among Young Women and Men

... A recent nationally representative survey of 6,632 people ages 14-39 found a significant number had chlamydia. Based on samples taken between 1999 and 2002, researchers estimated 2.2 percent of Americans within that age group had chlamydia Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Screening Prevents Disease, Improves Health of Young Women, Chlamydia Study Says

...CDC found that by taking simple steps, health care institutions can increase the number of women tested for and diagnosed with chlamydia. Around 40 percent of women with untreated chlamydia infections develop pelvic inflammatory disease, and 20... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Chlamydia: Preventive Medicine Group Recommends Annual Screening for Some Women

...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 sex partner or two or more partners during the preceding year,... Read more »
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...about what I had actually done...to be honest, I wasn't really thinking about HIV at the time, more about other stuff such as Chlamydia. However, a month later, I went to my local clinic and asked to have the works done, a full genital check,... Read more »