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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 after a hish... Read more »

LGV Chlamydia

Posted by Bear60, 1 Reply
I thought this news item in todays INQUIRER was of some interest to us gay men. Its about a "bad strain of chlamydia not usually seen in this country". It "appears to be spreading among gay and bisexual men possibly increasing their chances of... Read more »

Help - HIV/Chlamydia Risk

Posted by Sharpie_H, 1 Reply
Hello everyone,

Last June 4, while traveling, I decided that I would try other sexual experiences (anal sex) and got into contact with a male prostitute. Long story short, there was some roleplay on his part, some very light biting (no blood... 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 »

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 »
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what caused my chlamydia?

Hello my wife and I seperated for a few weeks and while on the seperation she had vaganial sex with another man. She swears she her wore a condom but she still got chlamydia and being back together I have been infected as well. How is this possible...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

University of North Carolina
Hello thereWhile I can't say for sure what happened between your wife and her other male partner, data shows that people get chlamydia by having sex with someone who has the infection. "Having sex" means anal, vaginal, or oral sex... Read more »

How did I get chlamydia??

Hi, I recently tested positive for urethral chlamydia. The nurse who treated me said that is normally caused by topping an infected person, and maybe in rare cases by having one give you head. The only person I have topped or who, as I recall, has...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Chlamydia can be found in orifices such as the urethra, month, vaginal and rectum. Your friends may not have had all sites tested and may have the infection without knowing it. DW... Read more »

Oral chlamydia infection - risk of HIV

I was diagnosed with with urethritis caused by chlamydia from receiving oral sex - there is no doubt that this was the cause as I have had no other sex. Your posts say this is very unlikley but in my case happened for sure.The giver also had HIV - I...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Probably not. The reason for the negligible risk associated to receiving oral sex is that there is little to no infectious HIV in the saliva of HIV infected people. See <a... Read more »

chlamydia transmission

How exactly do you get chlymadia? Can you get it through unprotected intercourse even if the guy did not ejaculate in you and there were no visible symptoms?...
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 causes a discharge that is highly infectious. It is most often transmitted through vaginal intercourse. This infection can be transmitted even if the man does not ejaculate. In addition, this infection... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: Rare Chlamydia Infection Found: Unusual Strain Can Cause Scars, Swelling or Death

On Tuesday, Alberta Health officials reported three probable cases of the rare STD lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV) in Calgary. The patients are currently undergoing tests to confirm the diagnosis. Positive test results would bring the total number of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Opportunistic Screening for Chlamydia at a Community Based Contraceptive Service for Young People

Chlamydia trachomatis is the most common curable sexually transmitted bacterial infection in England and is the most preventable cause of infertility in women. Despite publicity campaigns, the public's awareness of chlamydia and its consequences... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Chlamydia

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: Rates of Chlamydia High Among Inuit Youth: Study in Remote Arctic Community Raises Alarm

One of the most intensive surveys of Inuit sexual health found a chlamydia infection rate of 15 percent among those tested. Young women and teens were the most likely to be infected. Audrey Steenbeek, a University of British Columbia (UBC) PhD... Read more »